The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially devastating to nursing homes, which have been referred to as “ground zero” for the public health emergency. Already legal actions are in the works, with the courts addressing new legal theories and defenses with drastically conflicting points of view.
This program examines the current state of COVID litigation, the unique challenges posed with litigation, emerging issues and what the future may hold in a post-pandemic world.
The State of the Playing Field
- Covid’s impact: quick review
- Lawsuits: can they be filed/are they being filed
- Class action suits
The Causation Conundrum: Building and Proving (and Defending) a Case
- Standard of care & indirect claims during the pandemic
- Infection control
- Elements of a lawsuit
- Challenges addressing causation
- Increased risk of harm limitations
- Proving damages
Juror Attitudes and Perceptions in the Wake of Covid
- Shifting perspectives: plaintiff versus defense
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.
Recorded in March 2021.