COVID-19 Legal Services

Despite facing a myriad of challenges throughout the last ten years, our steadfast commitment to vigorously defending our clients remains unwavering. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have assembled a team of expert litigators who specialize in providing legal services tailored to medical professionals facing a wide range of COVID-19-related legal issues that may arise in the foreseeable future.

n the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak that has swept across New York State and the rest of the country since March 2020, Garson & Jakub LLP’s COVID-19 practice group has been closely analyzing the potential legal issues – many of which are unprecedented – that our clients may encounter during and after this public health emergency. Risk management, it’s not just about devising strategies to deal with known negative possibilities, but also anticipating new risks that can arise from unforeseen events. The current pandemic is a prime example of such a situation. As a result, our COVID-19 practice group is constantly monitoring all pertinent news, data, and guidance, while also actively considering all possible new courses of action that may stem from this pandemic. Our law firm has assembled a comprehensive repository of medical, technical, and regulatory information.

Who We Represent

We serve a diverse clientele, ranging from hospitals and physicians to nursing homes, physician group practices, healthcare organizations, and other medical professionals.

What We Handle

Garson & Jakub LLP has been providing legal services to healthcare professionals and organizations for more than 10 years with expertise in defending and advising them. The firm possesses abundant resources, strong relationships across governmental, institutional, corporate, and individual spheres, and unrivaled experience working with healthcare organizations and providers. Hence, it is well-suited to provide guidance on COVID-19 and the newly evolving legal environment. The firm has worked as lead New York counsel for physicians in Fen-Phen and silicone breast implant class actions and has also defended healthcare professionals in cases concerned with various medical devices, drugs, and products. Garson & Jakub LLP leverages its technical knowledge in scientific and medical matters, coupled with its litigation support technology, to offer a high level of quality and cost-effective defense for its clients.

How We Help

As the legal landscape continues to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic, Garson & Jakub LLP is equipped to handle a wide range of COVID-19-related issues. These may include procedural and venue considerations, telehealth concerns, compliance issues stemming from various government mandates and waivers at the federal, state, county, or municipal level, as well as employment screening and testing matters, and general workplace safety issues.

The firm is also well-versed in addressing situations in which employees have refused to work, as well as the associated risks of whistleblower and retaliation claims. Additionally, the lawyers at Garson & Jakub LLP may handle patient claims based on allegations of negligent care practices that resulted in COVID-19 infections or other negative outcomes, such as death.

Our law firm, Garson & Jakub LLP, is equipped to defend against a variety of claims related to COVID-19. These include:

  • accusations of a breach of the appropriate standard of care,
  • lawsuits alleging that patients contracted the virus due to interactions with healthcare providers,
  • cessation of services by healthcare vendors leading to supply chain shortages impacting the ability of providers to furnish care, i
  • the inability of healthcare providers to perform,
  • patient privacy and HIPAA claims,
  • failure to provide adequate protective personal equipment (PPE),
  • and lawsuits from patients who were refused care. Additionally, we anticipate claims and lawsuits to arise from patients who were unable to receive necessary elective surgeries during this unprecedented time when the nation’s hospitalization capacity was stretched to its limit. 

Our experienced team is here to help defend against all of these potential legal issues.