The Coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it in New York. We’re worried about our health, and the health of our friends and neighbors, doing everything we can to avoid spreading the disease. Some people with sick relatives may be wondering about their legal options if they or a family member contracts the disease. It’s important to know that it’s possible to collect compensation for personal injury or wrongful death from persons or entities that are responsible for the infection. That’s why it’s important to speak to a Coronavirus Injury Lawyer if you believe you or your loved one’s infection could have been prevented. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is a New York Coronavirus Lawyer that’s been handling infectious disease cases for over 60 years. We can determine whether negligence or recklessness caused a Coronavirus infection and pursue collecting money damages on your behalf.
A New York Coronavirus Injury Lawyer Can Determine Who’s Responsible for a Coronavirus Infection
In order to make a liability claim for a Coronavirus infection, it’s necessary to prove that the infection was preventable if proper precautions were taken. For example, if you were in the hospital for an appendectomy and were attended by an unprotected nurse that was also caring for a patient with Coronavirus, both the hospital and the nurse could be held liable. In a nursing home setting, if the facility did not take proper precautions to isolate a Coronavirus patient and disinfect the rest of the home, they could be held liable for causing the infection in other residents.
New York Coronavirus Injury Lawyer With Experience Handling Claims Involving Infectious Diseases
The novel Coronavirus is new, but we’ve been representing clients with claims of negligent or reckless behavior that causes disease for over 60 years. These claims include salmonella food poisoning, listeria, Guillain-Bar Syndrome, legionella, and lead poisoning. It is possible to collect compensation for pain and suffering, lost present and future earnings, love of consortium, and other claims. We can collect compensation if a pre-existing illness was worsened by exposure to the Coronavirus and if an increased rate of deterioration is caused by exposure.
Contact a New York Coronavirus Injury Lawyer
The Coronavirus Pandemic in New York is a moving target that’s changing every day. Rest assured that we are monitoring every scientific and legal aspect of this crisis so that we can serve you best. Please call us if you believe you or a loved one has been injured by exposure to the Coronavirus due to the negligence or recklessness of a person or entity. We can handle your entire claim remotely or with proper social distancing. Please call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.