July 9, 2021 

Hugh Griffin Successfully Defends Covid-19 Case

Hugh Griffin headed up a defense team that obtained final dismissal of a wrongful death complaint against a meat packing company in a suit alleging that an employee’s wife died from Covid 19 that she contracted from her husband who contracted it from other employees at the meat packing plant.

The court held that the meat packing company owed no legal duty to the wife who was not an employee and did not contract Covid 19 while on the company’s property.

Hugh relied heavily on an earlier Illinois Supreme Court decision wherein he successfully argued that a hospital owed no duty to a non-patient and could not be held liable for injuries to a car passenger that resulted from the hospital’s alleged failure to warn its patient not to drive while taking a prescribed medication.