Jingna Zhao


Forced Organ Extraction Loophole: Children

New York Times Best Selling author Jodi Picoult’s most popular novel, My Sister’s Keeper, tells the story of a child who was conceived in order to harvest her blood and tissue for her older sister who suffers from leukemia. At…more
 /  Civil Rights, Conflict of Laws, Family Law, Health

Gray Areas of Informed Consent

Medical professionals are required to make sure patients are fully informed about a procedure in order to consent to it. In the United States, failure to obtain informed consent prior to performing a medical procedure is…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice

Legal Overview of Prison Healthcare

Overview of the landmark Supreme Court cases that define prison health care today and their consequences…more
 /  Health

Patenting Your Genes

Overview of the legal and ethical controversy concerning gene and biological patents…more
 /  Health, Intellectual Property

When Negligence Becomes Deliberate

When pharmacists actively obstruct access to birth control, what are the appropriate legal measures to take in protecting the patient's rights to basic health care while respecting a pharmacist's rights to free speech? This…more
 /  Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Professional Malpractice

First Responders: Forgotten Sufferers

Legal overview concerning the healthcare available to first responders…more
 /  Health, Toxic Torts

BPA and the Lagging Law

The American Medical Association supports banning the sale of baby bottles and infant feeding cups containing bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to harden plastics, due to the numerous studies that suggest negative health…more
 /  Environmental Law, Health, Personal Injury

Electronic Medical Records

You may never need to fill out a form when you visit a doctor's office. Instead of having a different medical record number at each hospital or doctor's office, patients can have their entire medical history accessible online in…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Science, Computers, & Technology
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