San Antonio Healthcare Facilities & COVID-19 Liability
Nearly 40,000 Texans have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus so far—and that number is continuing to rise every day. And tragically, many of these cases could have been prevented. If you or a loved one in San Antonio was exposed to COVID-19 and contracted the virus while working in the health profession in unsafe conditions, you may have grounds to sue the healthcare facility responsible for your illness. But who is eligible to file a coronavirus lawsuit in San Antonio? And how should you find the right lawyer? If you want to learn more about San Antonio healthcare facilities & COVID-19 liability, our San Antonio injury lawyers at Carabin Shaw are here to help. Read on to learn more.Healthcare Workers Getting Sick On the Job Due to Unsafe Work Environments
Horrifyingly, healthcare employees across the country are being asked to work without proper personal protective equipment (PPE) during this pandemic. And as a result, more than 9,000 healthcare workers have confirmed diagnoses of the novel coronavirus—though the actual number is likely far higher. Many hospitals and healthcare facilities still lack sufficient testing capabilities and PPE supplies, and are forcing their employees to work in unsafe conditions with no hazard pay. Nurses and doctors who have come into contact with COVID-19 patients are still unable to be tested. Other doctors are wearing homemade cloth masks—which do not offer adequate protection against the deadly virus.
Consequently, medical professionals across the country are taking legal action. The New York State Nurses Association filed lawsuits against the New York State Department of Health, and many such lawsuits are sure to follow in the weeks and months to come as health workers fight back against unsafe work practices.Sickened at Your Workplace Due to Unsafe Practices? Contact a Lawyer ASAP
If you are a healthcare worker who contracted COVID-19 due to a lack of proper PPE at your workplace—or after you were asked to work in unsafe conditions—you may have grounds to sue your employer (or the state department of health) for negligence.
You may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against your employer if:
- You were forced to work with COVID-19 patients without proper PPE
- You were banned by your employer from wearing homemade masks or other PPE
- You were forced to reuse or share PPE due to shortages
- You contracted COVID-19 on the job
Here at Carabin Shaw, we want to help victims of negligence to get the compensation and the justice they deserve. If you were exposed to the virus by a negligent healthcare facility, we can help you file a coronavirus lawsuit in San Antonio to hold that facility accountable. Our San Antonio injury lawyers have 200 years of combined legal experience, and we have recovered more than $500 million in damages for our clients so far. We can help you understand all of your legal options so you can make the decision that is right for you. And best of all, your first consultation with us is completely free.
So reach out to Carabin Shaw’s San Antonio office today at 210-222-2288 to receive your free consultation with an expert attorney, and to find out how our attorneys can help. Don’t wait—give our team a call and find out how our talented lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve after exposure to COVID-19.