Orthopedic clinics demand COVID coverage from Zurich



Law360 (September 8, 2021, 8:38 p.m. EDT) – A group of orthopedic clinics on the east coast have demanded that Zurich American Insurance cover clinics’ COVID-19-related business losses, arguing that the group’s trade policy contains coverage for judgments related to “micro-organisms”.

The Rothman Institute, which operates clinics in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, accused Zurich in the Philadelphia County Common Plea Court on August 5 of reneging on its promise to cover some pandemic-related losses. . On Wednesday, the insurer referred the case to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Philadelphia on the grounds that Rothman is headquartered in Pennsylvania and …

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