When Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry began assembling Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law, and Procedure, they had no idea a pandemic was soon going to make the topic more relevant than ever.
In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Walsh and Tarry talk to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about the experience of editing the book, the unique challenges of litigating infectious disease cases, their advice for attorneys looking to get into the expanding field, and how COVID-19 might have changed juries’ points of view in such cases.
While COVID-19 might be at the top of people’s minds, there is much more to infectious disease litigation than that.
Class action lawsuits in the food industry after outbreaks of salmonella or E. coli have brought multimillion-dollar verdicts. Legionnaires’ disease can strike through a faulty air-circulation system in a building.
The editors of this volume bring their expertise to every step of the litigation process, from deciding whether to accept a case to discovery to selecting a jurisdiction and jury.