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Stealing Organs?, Benjamin Mcmichael Jan 2022

Stealing Organs?, Benjamin Mcmichael

Indiana Law Journal

Every nine minutes, a new person joins a waitlist for an organ transplant, and every day, seventeen people die waiting for an organ that will never come. Because the need for organ transplants far outstrips the number of available organs, the policies and rules governing organ allocation in the United States are critically important and highly contentious. Recently, proponents of a new allocation system—one focused more on sharing organs across the nation instead of allocating organs primarily to local transplant candidates—have gained ground. Bolstered by two separate lawsuits in the past five years, advocates of greater national sharing have succeeded …


Preventing The Preventable: A Review Of Maternal Mortality Rates In South Carolina, Sydney J. Douglas Jul 2021

Preventing The Preventable: A Review Of Maternal Mortality Rates In South Carolina, Sydney J. Douglas

South Carolina Law Review

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Judges As Superheroes: The Danger Of Confusing Constitutional Decisions With Cosmic Battles, H. Jefferson Powell Jul 2021

Judges As Superheroes: The Danger Of Confusing Constitutional Decisions With Cosmic Battles, H. Jefferson Powell

South Carolina Law Review

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Professional Medical Judgment And Pharmaceutical Marketing: Drawing Legal And Ethical Lines Around Conflict Of Interest, Steven R. Salbu Feb 2021

Professional Medical Judgment And Pharmaceutical Marketing: Drawing Legal And Ethical Lines Around Conflict Of Interest, Steven R. Salbu

William & Mary Business Law Review

Pharmaceutical manufacturers develop relationships with healthcare providers for several purposes, including the marketing and sale of their products. Professional associations give guidance to physicians and companies for managing these relationships ethically. Some practices permitted by these associations entail conflicts of interest. This Article explores two of these practices: (i) company funding of external educational seminars, conferences, and continuing medical education; and (ii) company-hosted speaker programs. The conflict of interest concerns raised by the former practice are manageable, and the practice should continue to be permitted subject to appropriate safeguards; however, the conflict of interest concerns raised by the latter practice …


Everything You Wanted To Know About Breast Augmentation Surgery But Were Afraid To Ask: A Medical - Legal Overview, Samuel D. Hodge, Marshall G. Miles, James B. Pancio Jan 2016

Everything You Wanted To Know About Breast Augmentation Surgery But Were Afraid To Ask: A Medical - Legal Overview, Samuel D. Hodge, Marshall G. Miles, James B. Pancio

Florida A & M University Law Review

This article will provide a medical/legal perspective to breast augmentation surgery. Written by an attorney who teaches anatomy and a plastic surgeon who routinely performs the procedure, it will initially offer a medical analysis of how the procedure is performed along with its attendant risks. The second part will focus on the court cases and legal theories that have arisen when things go wrong. The article will explain the convoluted litigation history involving breast augmentation when suits were common place and a group of experts linked breast implants to the development of autoimmune disease without any real scientific basis to …