Jackson, Mississippi Covid-19 Personal Injury Lawsuits

Malouf & Malouf is a Jackson, Mississippi personal injury lawyer that is watching as business owners seek legislation protecting them from Covid-19 lawsuits even as coronavirus cases increase in the area. Mississippi lawmakers have passed laws protecting businesses from lawsuits stemming from Covid-19 illness in patrons as long as the business shows that it made a good faith effort to comply with local orders involving Covid-19. In other parts of the nation without similar legislation, the New York Times reports that some people are returning to work, only to find that their employers are requiring them to sign waivers telling them to promise not to sue if they get sick on the job. NPR reports that some universities are asking students to sign liability waivers before they are allowed to return to campus. Theme parks and other organizations have been asking patrons to sign liability waivers. There have even been reports that some dentists are asking clients to sign waivers. Businesses and organizations have been lobbying lawmakers, asking for Covid-19 lawsuit protections. They fear that as cases spread, businesses could face lawsuits. Clearly, businesses and organizations are concerned about being sued for Covid-19 liability. Are lawsuits for Covid-19 on the horizon? The personal injury lawyers of Malouf & Malouf in Jackson, Mississippi are closely watching the situation. A person can’t just sue a business because they think they got sick after patronizing the establishment. However, in cases of intentional disregard for local safety orders and in cases, where an organization like university, school, or business failed to take reasonable precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19, families and victims may still have the right to pursue a claim. This would especially be true in a case where an establishment had a captive audience, like say, a school. We know that dorms, classrooms, and shared eating spaces are where people are likely to get sick. Schools that are re-opening should have clear plans in place for how they plan to address student safety. Other situations where there may be an added duty of care are places like nursing homes, where residents are at the mercy of the nursing home staff and caretakers. In these cases, there may be lawsuits on the horizon. What does this mean for you and your family? If you think that you or your family got sick due to the negligent actions of a company, business, or organization, you may have the right to sue. Reach out to Malouf & Malouf, a personal injury law firm in Jackson, Mississippi today. While the situations where lawsuits may be possible will be quite limited, due to recent legislation, there are situations where individuals may have the right to pursue lawsuits. There Have Already Been Reports of Mississippi School Quarantines According to CNN, over 100 students in a Mississippi school have been quarantined after a few people tested positive for Covid-19. According to the Sun Herald, the state is not requiring Mississippi schools to let the public know when outbreaks take place at the schools, a situation that could leave members of the community largely in the dark about the caseloads in the community, and about the safety of schools. The schools are, however, required to notify students and staff when they may have come in contact with someone who may have been infected with Covid-19. The Sun Herald reports that several students and staff in Jackson, Mississippi have tested positive for Covid-19. The early reports of cases indicate the real challenges that Covid-19 poses to certain institutions like schools. Many schools have chosen to opt for remote learning rather than to opt for in person instruction because of these risks. Schools are not the only places where people are at risk of getting sick. Some labor unions claim that workplaces may not be doing enough to protect their workers from disease. If an employer fails to take basic precautions, like requiring workers to wear masks, installing shields, and requiring patrons to wear masks, the company could be held liable should people get sick or an outbreak takes place, especially if the employer requires sick workers to report to work. Malouf & Malouf is a personal injury law firm in Jackson, Mississippi that may be able to help you if you got sick due to the negligence or neglect of another person or party. Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi Today Have questions about your rights in Jackson, Mississippi? Malouf & Malouf is a personal injury law firm that may be able to help you. You may be able to seek damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages if you’ve been hurt. Emergency medical care can be costly. If your employer failed to take steps to keep you safe, or to keep patrons safe, you may have rights under the law. If you have questions, reach out to Malouf & Malouf today. 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