Danika J. Hoke

Danika J. HokeClass of 2014
Staff, Volume 38

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Professor Nathan Cortez: Legal Risks In Medical Tourism

Professor Cortez recently spoke at the “Medical Markets” Symposium held by the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation of the legal ambiguities associated with the growing trend of medical tourism in an unregulated global health market. More patients are opting to leave the United States to have procedures done overseas for a variety of reasons—the procedure may be unavailable or illegal in the U.S., or perhaps cheaper elsewhere—yet they may not realize that they may be forgoing the legal protections of American courts. Patients are bearing the brunt of legal risks because it can be very difficult to successfully sue in the U.S. or overseas.

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Categories: Medical Markets, Symposium
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