Legal issues for blood banks.
College of American Pathologists. Conference. USA, 1993/08/24.
This article first examines the standard of care applied by courts in litigation brought against blood banks by persons who contracted the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) from a transfusion.
It describes cases that have held as a matter of law that a blood bank was not negligent if it followed the screening procedures recommended by the government and the medical profession at the time of the transfusion.
The article also sets forth cases that have allowed the issue of alleged negligence by the blood bank to be decided by a jury-even if the blood bank complied with governing regulatory and professional guidelines.
It analyzes the reasoning applied in each line of cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Banque sang, SIDA, Contamination, Transfusion, Faute professionnelle, Confidentialité, Etats Unis, Réglementation, Virose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Médecine légale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Blood bank, AIDS, Contamination, Transfusion, Malpractice, Privacy, United States, Regulation, Viral disease, Infection, North America, America, Legal medicine
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0563854
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.