Wrongful Death Lawsuits Increase As Companies Fail to Protect Workers from COVID-19

Families of American workers who claim that their loved ones contracted lethal cases of COVID-19 at work, are filing wrongful death lawsuits. Companies like Walmart Inc., Safeway Inc., Tyson Foods Inc., and some health-care facilities are accused of gross negligence or wrongful death as the pandemic spreads rapidly across the US.

In one lawsuit, Norma Zuniga, widow of Pedro Zuniga, sued Safeway and Albertsons for gross negligence and wrongful death. Pedro Zuniga handled produce in a Safeway distribution center in Tracy,