Research involving biological material from forensic autopsies: legal and ethical issues
Elger, Bernice S.
Pathobiology 2009 February; 76(1): 1-10
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Sudden death: ethical and legal problems of post-mortem forensic genetic testing for hereditary cardiac diseases. Elger, B S; Michaud, K; Fellmann, F; Mangin, P (2010-03)Hereditary non-structural diseases such as catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT), long QT, and the Brugada syndrome as well as structural disease such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and ...
When information can save lives: the duty to warn relatives about sudden cardiac death and environmental risks Elger, Bernice; Michaud, Katarzyna; Mangin, Patrice (2010-05)If a physician realizes somebody is at genetic risk for a potentially fatal, genetically caused condition, she not only has a duty to warn that person about the risk. She may even have a duty to warn the person's relatives ...
When information can save lives: the duty to warn relatives about sudden cardiac death and environmental risks. Elger, Bernice; Michaud, Katarzyna; Mangin, Patrice (2010-05)In certain cases of sudden death, forensic experts may discover during an investigation or autopsy that family members of the deceased are also at risk of harm-from genetic disease, for instance. But do they have a duty ...