Health Law

1457 ABA Journal articles on Health Law.

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and the ethics of prisoner organ donations
Thank God for the ability to binge-watch. Streaming media has put us all in a perfect posture for plowing through episode after episode of our favorite shows. This is all fine and well when it’s one of your favorite shows, or perhaps a series you share with a friend or loved one. It’s another situation completely when your significant other gets the binge-bug for one of their favorites.
Custody case will determine whether transgender teen can get hormone therapy

An Ohio judge is considering whether to award full custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents so he can pursue hormone therapy that is opposed by his parents.


Model wrongly thought to be HIV-positive through use of stock photo was defamed, appeals court says

A model falsely identified as HIV-positive when her stock photo was used in an educational ad campaign met the standard for proving defamation per se, a New York appeals court…

Health-care workers with moral or religious objections have support of new HHS division

The Department of Health and Human Services has a new division to help protect health-care workers with moral or religious objections to providing certain types of care.

The agency’s website…

Jurors reject claim that asbestos in talcum powder caused mesothelioma

Jurors in Pasadena, California, have found no liability in a lawsuit by a woman who said that she contracted mesothelioma by inhaling asbestos in baby powder.

Jurors on Thursday ruled…

Judge approves medical marijuana for probationer who pleaded guilty in gang slaying
A Florida probationer with schizophrenia will be able to use medical marijuana as a result of a Miami-Dade judge’s ruling this month.
Judge is ‘appalled’ and ‘embarrassed’ by government’s whistleblower case against ManorCare
Updated: A federal magistrate judge says the government’s whistleblower case against HCR ManorCare Inc. is a “huge waste of money” that rests on testimony from an expert witness with an “utter lack of credibility.”
Opioid commission calls for expanding drug courts into every federal jurisdiction

President Donald Trump’s opioid commission would like to see drug courts in every federal jurisdiction.

The proposal is among 56 recommendations by the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and…

Sessions blasts judges issuing nationwide injunctions, calls them ‘super-legislators’
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday criticized judges who have issued nationwide injunctions that blocked Trump administration policies, calling the judges “super-legislators for the entire United States.”
Judge denies emergency order to force government payment of health insurer subsidies
A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to issue an emergency order requiring the Trump administration to continue paying insurer subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
Hospital delays toddler’s kidney transplant after donor dad’s parole violation

A Georgia hospital has pushed back kidney transplant surgery for a 2-year-old boy after a parole violation by his father, the donor.

Emory University Hospital had scheduled the surgery for…

Trump to end insurers’ subsidies after signing order relaxing health insurance requirements for some
Updated: President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to consider rules that expand the ability of small businesses and groups to band together to offer health care coverage that is not subject to the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Cases raise questions about adult guardianship and lawyer-hospital relationships
Cases in Michigan and South Carolina are raising questions about lawyers who receive guardianship appointments as a result of their relationships with hospitals.
More employers can exclude birth control coverage under ACA based on moral or religious grounds
More employers can exempt themselves from providing contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a result of new regulations issued on Friday that accommodate moral as well as religious objections.
FDA warns bakery CEO and lawyer that ‘love’ isn’t an actual ingredient

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned a Massachusetts bakery that the word “love” should not be on its ingredient list.

The FDA’s Sept. 22 letter told the…

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