A New York hospital in the middle of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic sued a Chubb Ltd. unit on Friday to seek coverage for coronavirus-related losses under a health care policy.
I Northwell Health Inc. v Illinois Union Insurance Co. filed in the state court in Manhattan, the hospital system, which operates 23 hospitals and 800 outpatient facilities in the state, said it has treated more COVID-19 patients than any other hospital system, but it lost revenue when it interrupted elective procedures during the outbreak.
New York was the episode of the disease in the United States in the spring and has reported more than 400,000 confirmed cases and more than 32,000 deaths. Northwell said it has successfully treated more than 50,000 patients with COVID-1
According to the suit, health care policies that Northwell purchased from Illinois Union, which has a $ 20 million limit and was placed by Marsh LLC, "simply provide coverage for" remediation costs, "" rescue costs, "and" decontamination costs "associated with" plant-borne diseases "and" pollution conditions ", as well as business interruptions caused by" covered pollution conditions ". 19659002]
"These positions are useless, as the definition of" plant-borne disease "includes" virus "as long as the virus is not solely the result of human-to-human transmission, which, since coronavirus has been shown to exist on su. rfaces, COVID-19 is not, "says the suit.
In addition, one for the presence of hazardous materials, including infectious waste, says the suit.
A Chubb spokesman said the insurer did not comment on the policyholder claiming or awaiting legal issues.
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