Genetic Tests are Testing the Law
Publication Date: October 2006
Publisher(s): American Association for Justice (Washington, D.C.); Trial
Keywords: In-vitro fertilization; Genetic testing
Coverage: United States
New medical technologies will test both statutes of limitations and standards of care. The time limit for bringing claims after genetic abnormalities are discovered is likely to stretch, potentially into future generations.
The standard of care that courts apply to the performance of genetic testing services is also evolving. While precedent will continue to be relevant, new reproductive wrongs will doubtless lead to new legal theories and more evolution in the case law.
In Trial, October 2006, p.44-51.