Can someone face legal consequences for infecting someone else with COVID due to not following COVID regulations?
posted 3 years ago
Consider that a college student attends an illegal student party and catches COVID-19 there. Because he has no symptoms, he doesn't self-isolate himself and visits his grandmother. Subsequently, she is infected with COVID and passes away.
Is it possible that the student gets charged with one of the "causing the death of another person" crimes like murder or manslaughter? And if not, Could there be any civil grounds for a lawsuit?
The jurisdiction is in Belgium.
- Criminal Litigation
- Public Law