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No Benefits to Widow for Transit Worker's COVID Death

Monday, February 26, 2024 | 0

 A New York appellate court upheld a denial of benefits for the widow of a transit worker who died after contracting COVID-19. Case: Matter of Fernandez v. New York City Transit Authority, No. CV-23-0309, 02/15/2024, published. Facts: Brenda Fernandez’s husband worked for the New York City Transit Authority as a track inspector. In March 2020, he tested positive for COVID-19. He was cleared to return to work in July 2020, but he did not do so and filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits. He died in November 2020, purportedly as the result of cardiac arrest and a pulmo...

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