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Infectious Disease Experts Are Hard to Find and Expensive for COVID Claims

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 581 | 1 | 28 min read

Workers who litigate comp claims over COVID-19 infections are finding themselves between a virus and a hard place, experts and attorneys say. Claimants might need to find epidemiologists, infectious disease doctors and industrial hygienists who can serve as expert witnesses and identify connections between work and the illness. But because this particular strain is new — hence the name, novel coronavirus — scientists and attorneys say there are few studies that can back them up on how the virus spreads in workplaces. The few preliminary studies that have been done tend to sho...

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