(ANSA) – RAVENNA, MAY 25 – The family members of a caregiver of Romanian origin who died last year at the age of 68 from Covid-19, have requested a total of approximately one million and two hundred thousand euros in damages, whether financial or otherwise, from the elderly his employer, an 83-year-old from Ravenna, framing him as the person who had infected him.
The singular case, which will start tomorrow in front of the Labor judge Dario Bernardi of the Court of Ravenna, as reported by the Resto del Carlino, sees among the subjects cited in addition to the elderly also the insurance of these and Inail.
According to what was complained by the heirs of the deceased, the infection had occurred in the workplace and Covid had been the sole or prevalent cause of the death of the caregiver who was hired in January 2021 as a part-time domestic worker (25 hours) therefore from 23 to 28 August he went on vacation to contract the virus shortly after his return to the old man’s home. The latter had contracted the virus with a swab on September 1st but was saved (he is vaccinated) while the caregiver’s swab dates back to September 3rd.
According to what the employer has outlined, it is impossible to ascertain the causal link between the caregiver’s infection and the work environment by means of a defensive brief also from the insurance company. But above all, the domestic worker was not vaccinated. When the elder’s children asked him for an explanation, he would report that he felt strong and healthy and that Covid did not scare him. The man, again according to the defense, after the contagion would also initially be treated with alternative methods, that is by taking first herbs and infusions and then antipyretics. But since the fever persisted, he was eventually examined by the doctors of the Usca and immediately afterwards taken to the emergency room. (HANDLE).
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