We are living through an unprecedented time where nonessential businesses have closed, schools have moved to virtual learning, and everyone is encouraged to stay home except when absolutely necessary. Among the many changes and adjustments we have all had to make due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are certain legal questions and issues that have cropped up. Here we go through a few of these Covid-19 legal issues relating to our new lifestyle during this pandemic.
Covid-19 Personal Injury in the Workplace
Was there someone who came to work with Covid19? If a customer gets seriously ill and is able to trace their Covid19 case back to your business, could you be held liable? These are important issues to consider when making workplace regulations during this pandemic. As a business owner, you want to make sure both your staff and your clients remain safe and that no one can accuse your business of bringing Covid19 to their home.
Telehealth is becoming more common as doctor’s offices are switching over to seeing patients remotely in order to minimize contact. While the idea of telehealth sounds great, there is also further opportunity for error, as patients are not being physically examined. A patient may be more easily misdiagnosed over telehealth, and for that reason, you need to make sure you are comfortable with a diagnosis and plan of treatment. If you feel you have been misdiagnosed and it has caused you harm either through lack of treatment or the wrong treatment, consult with your lawyer. You may have a medical malpractice case on your hands.
Real Estate Interruptions
If you were in the middle of a real estate transaction before we were all put on pause, you may be faced with delays and requests for extensions. Or you may require an extension. Many employees are unable to complete crucial elements in order to proceed with real estate transactions, which could lead to breach of contract. There have also been some questions about rent abatement. A good lawyer can help you sort out these issues and determine your rights during this unprecedented time.
New York State has closed the courts to many litigation issues, but we can still help advise you and prepare cases for when the courts open again. This pandemic situation is unique and requires an expert lawyer to help you navigate any legal issues that arise due to Covid-19. At Goldberg and Chase Law, we will work closely with you to make sure your legal rights are being met.