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Others say it can be awfully difficult to confidently trace a COVID-19 infection to its source and that while someone who transmits an infection to others can be liable if they act negligently — say, if they take a risk that is reasonably foreseeable to hurt another — refusing a COVID shot does not alone constitute negligence.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: DBCowboy
I think you can with HIV if they knowingly attempt to infect you with it and succeed. But HIV is a bit more difficult to pass on too.
Nope, many states have made that okay also.
Can you sue un vaccinated person for making you sick?
originally posted by: HawkEyi
a reply to: M5xaz
Why do they want everyone to be vaccaited with the mRNA vaxs? arent they not after a herd immunity? if the covid vaxs work why are they so worried? or is this part of another plan?
People infected with the virus that causes AIDS may sue the sexual partner who transmitted the virus to them even if the partner did not do so knowingly, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday.
People Who Pass On AIDS Virus May be Sued
However, that’s HIV — not the coronavirus — but Adam Scales, a professor of law and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility, tells Yahoo Life that he expects a rise in lawsuits around the coronavirus. “I think that we will see some lawsuits, but it will be complicated,” he says. Brian Kalt, a professor of law at Michigan State University, agrees. “Generally speaking, people could be liable for damages for infecting others, either intentionally or negligently,” he tells Yahoo Life. “Intent would be if someone purposely infects someone else, or if they act with some other purpose, but know for certain that their actions will infect someone else.”
But Kalt says he believes that any cases surrounding COVID-19 will most commonly involve negligence. “The law of negligence is basically that you are liable if you were not as careful as the law requires you to be, and someone was injured as a result of your carelessness,” he explains. “The devil is in the details, of course —how careful does the law require you to be? The answer is typically that you are supposed to be as careful as a reasonable, prudent person would be in your circumstances. A reasonable person can still take risks; you aren’t liable for every single bad thing that you cause — only for the ones that you caused by being unreasonably careless.”
Can people be held liable for infecting others with the coronavirus? It's complicated
in this sue happy country we have, i don't doubt it will happen and some woke maskatardian jury will give the plantiff big bucks.
edit on 13-8-2021 by hounddoghowlie because: (no reason given)
What about if i am un vaccinated and i get sick with covid but from the vaccinated? can i sue the vaccinated?