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Court Revives Health Care Worker's Claim of Disability From COVID-19

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 | 0

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals revived a health care worker’s claim for permanent disability benefits stemming from her COVID-19 infection. Rena Meeks worked as a certified nurse's assistant for Opp Health and Rehabilitation LLC. She claimed she was exposed to COVID-19 at work in June 2020, leaving her permanently disabled by injuries to her lungs and airway. Meeks filed a workers’ compensation claim, but she did not set forth any of her duties while she was employed with Opp, nor did she state how she was exposed to COVID-19. Opp denied that Meeks' injurie...

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