In the November 5th issue of the Denver Business Journal, Hall & Evans attorney David M. Jones was quoted regarding the ever-changing regulations and best practices for health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the mandated moratorium on elective procedures, there may be a possibility of increased malpractice lawsuits stemming from, for instance, non-pandemic-related illnesses not being detected earlier. However, proving negligence may be difficult due to the unprecedented nature of the pandemic and the challenging environment in which health care providers are working. As David discusses, jurors may be lenient in these cases as “. . . people tend to respect they’re on the front lines, putting their hearts and souls into caring for people.”
Read the full article from the Denver Business Journal.