Employers Face Increase In COVID-19 Wrongful Death Lawsuits

By Chantell Foley, Fisher Phillips | August 27, 2020

  • August 28, 2020 at 1:29 pm
    Captain Planet says:
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    Whatever they learn, they shouldn’t be looking at this administration for any pro-tips. Dude had a crowd assembled that was larger than his inauguration last night just so he can “profoundly accept” the nomination. What does that even mean? Word salad for 70 minutes. In that crowd, few masks and no social distancing. And, you have Larry Kudlow referring to the virus in past tense. Just yesterday, Iowa recorded it’s highest number of new cases yet. We aren’t even through the first wave because the administration’s response was to act as though it didn’t exist. This is what happens when you have a reality TV clown thinking he can write the script on a novel virus pandemic. But, don’t worry, the MyPillow guy is working on vaccine involving poisonous flowers, moon dust, and nightly rituals painting his face red, feasting on expired food products from his fridge while speaking in tongues, bouncing from foot to foot.

  • August 30, 2020 at 9:44 am
    retired risk manager says:
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    On 8-29-2020, the CDC announced that only 9,210 deaths were the sole result of the Covid-19 virus. All other deaths had serious different illnesses. They also announced that there is no correlation between number of “cases” and deaths. About two weeks ago, the CDC also released an article, with pictures, stating that the masks are of no use. The worst mask is the home made ones. We have been played.

    • August 31, 2020 at 12:48 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      Fact-checking your first statement, I don’t think you read the report correctly. It said:

      “6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned … 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had other “health conditions and contributing causes.””

      There’s no indication those were SERIOUS ILLNESSES – they person could’ve been obese or had migraines or poor blood circulation or any number of other health conditions.

      No matter how you try to slice that, ALL 180,000 (and counting) COVID19 DEATHS WERE DUE TO PRIMARILY DUE TO COVID19 (a contributing cause is not the same as the proximate cause).

      Please stop spreading misinformation. It’s dangerous.

      • August 31, 2020 at 2:19 pm
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        Spreading misinformation is following Dear Leader’s example. Lying is misinforming is the only way this administration behaves and as such, those who follow him. We all know this administration’s response to the pandemic has been abysmal at best. A complete disaster is more accurate. These wrongful death suits are a direct result of that botched response. Just like his casinos, Tramp is bankrupting America by failing to be the leader the office he occupies requires.

      • August 31, 2020 at 4:28 pm
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        “Please stop spreading misinformation. It’s dangerous.”

        The same could be said of you. Stop assuming you know enough to say this of others. It is dangerous to assume your information must be right and anyone else’s misinformation.

        As for your comment:

        “ALL 180,000 (and counting) COVID19 DEATHS WERE DUE TO PRIMARILY DUE TO COVID19 ”

        Is not proven in your post, nor is it proven by the scientific community, and there is plenty of doubt for good reason.

        Many deaths which were later removed included car accidents, brain aneurism, and other factors. One of my youtubers took some time to go through it and found people who were even still alive.

        He prefaced it by saying he wasn’t down playing the virus, but, when you go through on your own and see such substantial errors, there is a problem.

        The best comparison I have seen so far is deaths this year compared to last year, which definitely do not point to an excess of 180,000 deaths, and the second best comparison is the AGE of those who died with covid, who may well have died either way, let’s say they have obesity, heart health issues, cancer, and the covid “pushes them over the edge” these folks may well have all died within a year of when they did. Why?

        Because the death rate in these folks by age is the most important to look at, and then compare to the younger.

        55 and younger had only 12,000 deaths out of 170k the last time I looked, and it has stayed 92% 55 and older, but the age demographics with the biggest, are 70 and 80 and up. 80% are in this age range. When you have someone sick at 70, or older, there is a good chance they will die regardless of the illness, if they have an underlying issue.

        It would be invalid to call it the “primary cause”, not with the death rate so low in folks without those issues, it clearly points to covid being a mild contributing factor, only an issue of someone is close to death, or has serious issues.

        Again, the latest numbers suggest some 12 times more people are infected. This means that out of 60,000,000 people infected, of all age groups, only 12,000 55 and younger have died

        You just don’t know what you’re talking about, and the misinformation here, is in the over reaction to the virus, causing such economic havoc, suicide deaths will occur, mass poverty, people will probably not get an education who would have, 12,000 people will die per day by the end of the year due to hunger, I already sourced it.

        Your misinformation is dangerous Rosenbratt, and it’s getting annoying to watch you try this same old nonsense in the name of political allegiance. If I saw you call this out, I’d vote Biden. However, I see a bunch of animals ripping the world apart for political points, including you. Knock it off.

        • August 31, 2020 at 4:30 pm
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        • August 31, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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          https://data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provisional-COVID-19-Death-Counts-by-Sex-Age-and-S/9bhg-hcku

          Covid death counts, add up 54 and younger, it is now 13,543 out of 183,000 and about 60,000,000 cases. In other words, all this adds up to say most people have little risk.

          Those who were older it was a minor contributing factor that pushed over the edge already big issues (age, and health)

          Excess deaths for the year are nowhere near 183,000, so we cannot just assume 183,000 people would still be alive in the absence of covid. That takes sheer ignorance to do.

        • August 31, 2020 at 4:40 pm
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          https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/08/12/exce-a12.html

          And here is a media outlet making a mistake in their reporting. Including the excess deaths reported from and confirmed from the CDC (not actually confirmed, and you’ll get my point on that in a moment) 54,000 excess deaths have occurred in 2020 vs 2019 for this time this year as of August 12th. They ADDED the excess deaths difference for the total year to the confirmed covid deaths. Wait what?

          Think about this rosenblatt. I think the better assumption to do here is to back up and say “you’re telling me that even including the 160,000 deaths from covid we have we are only 54,000 up from last year? In other words…for this to be true the death rate for everything else is down?” Then you say BULL. This puts the entire number from the CDC into question. These numbers make more sense too. That perhaps 1 person in 3 who is old or sick is dying when they wouldn’t have, since someone who is 70 or older doesn’t have much time left.

          That, I would be willing to accept as a real number, especially given what we see in death rates at say 55 to 65.

        • August 31, 2020 at 4:42 pm
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          By the way, every single news source added the numbers to claim we are 200,000 over, so the media didn’t just get this wrong, they horribly got it wrong.

          Are you going to go to them and say how dare you spread this misinformation on total deaths being 200,000 from last year when it is actually 54,000 total deaths different until you take “confirmed” covid deaths?

          I’ve seen liberals try to explain this away as masks stopped flu transmission and other disease and saved other lives, but that cannot be the case. We could not have saved that many people. Do the math. To only be 54,000 over with 160,000 excess covid deaths, 110,000 people would have had to have been saved elsewhere to be 54,000 over last year and not another 110,000 over with the 170k covid deaths.

          • August 31, 2020 at 5:16 pm
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            Another note:

            about 1,000 of the excess deaths to date are excess homicides this year, and suicides and opiod deaths being up 20 and 40% penciling out to 40,000 per year, at the half way point now, means about 20,000 of the 53,000 deaths would be that.

            So, really, removing the ones that were caused indirectly by covid, we are up 32,000 so far for this year. Again, nowhere near 183,000 covid deaths.

        • August 31, 2020 at 4:44 pm
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          4 links, data taken from each, and a conclusion. As I next to always do.

          Rosenblatt’s conclusion:

          “No matter how you try to slice that, ALL 180,000 (and counting) COVID19 DEATHS WERE DUE TO PRIMARILY DUE TO COVID19”

          Not backed up, taking cherry picked sources, relying on CDC to be accurate in reporting on an aspect that is next to impossible to be accurate regarding. Even disregarding intent.

      • August 31, 2020 at 4:51 pm
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        Sorry bob. Let me rephrase my response better

        retired risk manager,

        no matter how you try to slice that, ALL 180,000 (and counting) COVID19 DEATHS number obtained from the source you claimed this statement came from. I am not implying your source has accurately determined this number to be true WERE DUE TO PRIMARILY DUE TO COVID19 (a contributing cause is not the same as the proximate cause).

        There is no evidence if their underlying health conditions were deemed minor or serious. You are stating misinformation implying the 94% of COVID19 deaths included a SERIOUS underlying which downplays the severity of this virus.

    • August 31, 2020 at 1:39 pm
      Rosenblatt says:
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      Additionally, “stating that the masks are of no use. The worst mask is the home made ones” makes no sense.

      If masks are of no use, one cannot be better than another. Think of it this way…if wearing ANY mask provides 0% protection, how can a homemade mask provide worse protection?

      Again, spreading misinformation is dangerous. I will be more than happy to apologize to you if you’re able to post any links that support the arguments you’re making.



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