Author | Matthew J. Severin, JD, PhD

Articles

Hereditary Cancer Litigation: A Status Report

February 01, 1996

During the past few decades, cancer patients have sued their physicians for negligence in diagnosing or managing their disease, based on the charge that the clinician failed to consider the patient's genealogy when trying to arrive at a diagnosis. Other suits have charged that the clinician is liable for failing to investigate other members of the cancer patient's family, regardless of whether they were his or her patients.