Can Coronavirus Victims Sue for Injuries?
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted millions of lives across the U.S., and that includes those whose lives have been affected despite not being diagnosed with the coronavirus. Those who have been suffering from the coronavirus may be entitled to financial compensation, depending on the circumstances of their case.
You can learn more about when a coronavirus victim may be able to file a personal injury or medical malpractice lawsuit for their suffering and what losses may potentially be recovered by reading on.
The Potential to Sue for a Coronavirus Diagnosis
Since the new coronavirus is still extremely recent, there is still much to learn about this disease. We are constantly learning more about how it is spread, how long it can live on different types of surfaces and environments, and what steps we can take to slow or stop the spread of it.
With that being said, there is certainly a possibility and likelihood that some patients have been misdiagnosed, some people have suffered because they couldn’t be tested for COVID-19, and some patients with the disease are not being treated due to a lack of proper equipment and/or medications.
There have also been increased reports of people coughing on others on purpose and otherwise claiming to have the coronavirus, thus possibly infecting those who have come into contact with them. If you were to later be diagnosed with coronavirus, it’s possible that a personal injury lawsuit against such a person would be appropriate.
Our firm is currently working remotely and still taking on new clients during this pandemic. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you have other reasons to believe that pursuing a civil claim for negligence or malpractice may be appropriate in your case, contact our office to discuss your legal options.
Compensation in Your Time of Need
The coronavirus has had a significant impact on nearly everyone in the state of Florida. Many nonessential businesses across the state have had to furlough their employees, leaving them without a way to earn a living. Essential businesses have remained open, but these employees have to put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 every day.
Not only are people experiencing financial struggles due to the coronavirus, but the disease itself is new, and that leaves people wondering what they should expect from it without the ability to get answers. This uncertainty can result in depression, anxiety, emotional distress, and other mental health issues.
Then, you also have the physical and financial impact that this disease can have on those who contract it. Massive medical expenses and the toll it can take on your body can be devastating. For these reasons, it may be the right time to start discussing your case with a personal injury lawyer so you can get a jump start on your case.
Reach Out to a Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer
If you are interested in learning more about what legal options may be available to you after contracting the coronavirus, reach out to a dedicated Lakeland personal injury lawyer at Lopez & Humphries, PA. You can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by filling out the online contact form we have provided below or giving our office a call at 863-709-8500.