David Renner Discusses Potential Litigation Arising from COVID-19 Infected Health Care Providers with ED Legal Letter
In the June 2020 issue of ED Legal Letter, David E. Renner discusses the litigation risks for hospitals arising from providers who are infected with COVID-19.
In the article, "Hospitals Brace for Litigation from Infected ED Providers," Mr. Renner notes:
"The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers liability protections for malpractice claims made by patients. However, there are no protections in the CARES Act as it relates to potential claims brought by employees against their employers. If hospitals can prove they followed generally accepted standards in the community and complied with federal, state, and local guidance, that should go a long way to help defend against these types of claims.”