December 01, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Person Injury Litigation



Faegre Drinker partners Molly Flynn and Tyler Young, in association with myLawCLE, presented a webinar titled Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 Personal Injury Litigation.

The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a new variant of personal injury litigation associated with alleged workplace transmission of the virus. Employees or their surviving family members have filed lawsuits seeking injunctive relief and compensatory, economic, and punitive damages against their employers for alleged failure to take adequate measures to prevent the workplace transmission of COVID-19.

Key topics discussed include:

  • Whether workplace transmission of COVID-19 is subject to workers’ compensation exclusivity or OSHA jurisdiction?
  • What, if any, tort immunities may apply?
  • When does the statute of limitations run?
  • What steps may be taken by employers to mitigate the risk of litigation? 

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