Legal-Ease column: “Am I liable for infecting someone else with coronavirus?”

Coronavirus or the COVID-19 virus is all over the news lately.  Events have been cancelled, and even healthy people (not just people who are at-risk) have been asked to work hard to avoid spread of the virus.

In the instance of flu, high-risk individuals have a method of proactive protection in the event of exposure to the flu.  A flu shot can preclude sickness or decrease its adverse effects for most people if they happen to be exposed to the flu.  Therefore, although there is never a desire to spread the flu, the most vulnerable populations among us have some ability to protect themselves, and medical professionals are prepared to treat the flu.

In contrast, there is not yet a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus.  Thus, people who are vulnerable to complications from the virus are essentially “sitting ducks” who have no proven tools…

Read more about this in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease column: “Am I liable for infecting someone else with coronavirus?”,

Source: LimaOhio.com, Legal-Ease column: “Am I liable for infecting someone else with coronavirus?”, by Lee R. Schroeder, March 12, 2020

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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