MBO Shareholder Feeney Authors Article in Support of Healthcare Providers
Sept. 1, 2020
MBO Shareholder Michael K. Feeney Authors Nationally-Published Expert Analysis / Op-Ed Article in Support of Healthcare Providers
Pennsylvania healthcare providers, beware: billboard lawyers are circling. Advertisements are running online — right now — to sign up patients for COVID-19 medical malpractice lawsuits, including class actions.
COVID-19 liability protections will be critically important for healthcare providers over the next several years. Negotiations on such safeguards are expected to resume in both federal and state legislatures next week. Michael K. Feeney, a trial lawyer at Matis Baum O’Connor, is lending his voice to the fight with an Expert Analysis / Op-Ed article that was published on Friday in the national legal news service, Law360. You can view the article online here or, if you are unable to access it, view a PDF of the article here.
The article argues that pending legislation, such as the federal SAFE TO WORK Act and Pennsylvania’s Senate Bill 1239, provide reasonable safe harbor for healthcare providers to survive the oncoming tsunami of COVID-19 medical malpractice lawsuits. Every healthcare provider should immediately contact their federal and state representatives, as well as their health systems and professional associations, and urge them to support these legislative efforts.
The attorneys of Matis Baum O’Connor are dedicated to the defense of Pennsylvania’s healthcare professionals with razor-sharp trial preparation, innovative strategies, sophisticated advocacy, and mastery of the courtroom. Attorney Feeney is a shareholder at Matis Baum O’Connor. His full bio may be viewed here.