The challenges of litigation in US courts and the actions tissue banks can take to meet those challenges

- Cell Tissue Bank
Author/s: -Harshman, D. D. -Phillips, G. O.
Journal: Cell Tissue Bank
Year: 2012
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
Pages: 167-74

The growth of tissue banking from local non-profit organizations to national and multi-national corporations has increased the likelihood of litigation against tissue banks. The acquisition of tissue banks by corporate entities, many of whom are based in the US, means that tissue banks need to be prepared for the challenge of litigation in the US courts. The purpose of this paper is to help tissue banks meet those challenges by describing the nature of US litigation, the most common types of lawsuits against tissue banks and the steps that tissue banks can take to prepare for litigation in the US.