Is Covid-19 a defense to a battery charge?
July 20, 2020
Dr. Joe acquired a new laser prior to the pandemic. Three patients are scheduled for treatment during which he had told them a laser expert would be present. The laser expert deferred due to COVID-19. After carrying out the procedures alone, one patient sues for battery, though there were no adverse events. Is this battery? Can Dr. Joe use COVID-19 challenges as a defense?