Fla. Gov. Signs Sweeping COVID-19 Liability Protection Law
Senior Policy Advisor Beth Vecchioli spoke with Law360 about Florida's new law shielding businesses and healthcare providers from COVID-19 injury and death lawsuits. The law creates several legal hurdles for plaintiffs suing over COVID-19-related claims, such as requiring complaints to be accompanied by a physician's affidavit and establishing a one-year statute of limitations from the date of death, hospitalization or diagnosis. Ms. Vecchioli joined much of the Florida legal community in praising the law.
"Today is a great day for businesses and healthcare providers in Florida," she said. "With the governor's signing of Senate Bill 72, they no longer have to be worried about fighting frivolous lawsuits from plaintiffs alleging they contracted COVID-19 at their place of business."