The aim of this paper is to review relevant research papers to aid practitioners involved in obstetric malpractice litigation.
21st World Congress for Medical Law
August 2-6 2015
Former circuit court judge the Honourable Donald Shelton, Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of Michigan has authored a chapter called “Forensic Science Evidence and Miscarriages of Justice” in Advances in Forensic Human Identification, Xanthé Mallett, Teri Blythe, & Rachel Berry (eds), CRC Press, 2014.
Reed Smith’s Eric Alexander takes a look at the verdict in Gurley v. Janssen Pharms., Inc., No. 239 EDA 2014, heard in the Pennsylvania Superior Court and concerned with a child born with a minor cleft lip. The child’s mother ran out of her FDA Category C prescription anti-epileptic drug before she became pregnant, but continued to take them without a prescription when they were supplied by her own mother, who was prescribed the same drug but for a different condition. Alexander expresses a number of concerns regarding the verdict.