• Features

    Genomic Testing: The Perils and the Pitfalls

    Linda S. Crawford

    There are pitfalls for providers and companies that offer genomic testing. They might include not offering genetic testing if it is indicated, not offering the proper testing, or reporting inaccurate or misleading results. Each of these has the potential to generate a lawsuit, and indeed each of them already has.

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  • Features

    Managing Cyber Risks in Medical Practices

    Kevin Quinley

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    We often associate cyber-risks with financial institutions, but while the financial sector certainly does deal with cyber-risks, it is by no means the only industry facing such woes. Health care providers are also vulnerable to cyber-liability risks.

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  • Features

    Product Liability, Bankruptcy and the Proceeds of Legal Action

    Janice G. Inman

    A recent case dealt with an unusual question presented to a bankruptcy court by a debtor's medical device product liability claim: If, at the time of bankruptcy filing, the debtor has a potential civil claim that lacks some of the elements necessary for recovery (which elements may never develop), yet later receives settlement, are the proceeds of that settlement part of the bankruptcy estate?

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  • Columns & Departments

    Verdicts

    A court recently declined to order a new trial in a medical malpractice case in which defense counsel made an erroneous statement concerning the burden of proof, after finding that the plaintiff failed to show prejudice.

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  • Columns & Departments

    Drug & Device News

    News about a new drug for ALS, and pelvic mesh litigation.

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