Malpractice issues in heart transplantation.

  title={Malpractice issues in heart transplantation.},
  author={Thomas D Overcast and K J Merrikin and Roger Williams Evans},
  journal={American journal of law & medicine},
  volume={10 4},
As organ transplantation procedures become accepted as standard medical practice, it is anticipated that the frequency of liability claims against transplant care providers will increase. This article examines current statutory and common law analyses of malpractice issues in transplantation, with particular attention given to issues of informed consent as they arise both for the organ donor and donee.