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April 22, 2020

Protecting Doctors And Nurses On The Front Lines Of This Pandemic From Lawsuits

While most Americans work to help fight this pandemic, a minority of bad actors are trying to take advantage of it. Trial lawyers see profit in these challenging and vulnerable times, and have begun soliciting for new plaintiffs and suing businesses, according to an op-ed in USA Today from Blanche Lincoln and Rick Santorum.

The duo writes that if America is going to withstand this crisis and recover quickly, Congress needs to do its part and provide protection for the medical workers on the front lines. This protection wouldn’t be blanket immunity for willful negligence, but instead would provide targeted liability protections for those working to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The op-ed also cites Institute for Legal Reform President Harold Kim who said that early litigation is just “the tip of the iceberg” if this predatory behavior isn’t stopped.

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