Bloomberg Law
April 6, 2020, 9:08 PM

Walmart Hit With Employee Wrongful Death Suit Over Covid-19

David McAfee
David McAfee
Staff Correspondent

Walmart Inc. was sued Monday in Illinois county court by the family of an employee who died from Covid-19 complications in what attorneys for the plaintiffs say is the state’s first known wrongful death suit related to the pandemic.

Wando Evans, a 15-year employee at the discount retail giant, died March 25 after purportedly contracting Covid-19 at the Walmart supercenter in Evergreen Park, Ill. His family says in the lawsuit that another employee died because of Covid-19 complications just a few days later, and that “several employees and individuals at the store were exhibiting signs and symptoms of the virus.” ...

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