Transplanting diseases from organ donors in Western Europe : fault liability or strict liability?Transplanting diseases from organ donors in Western Europe : fault liability or strict liability?
Faculty of Law
Personal Rights and Property Rights
European journal of health law. - Dordrecht, 1994, currens
22(2015):3, p. 207-238
University of Antwerp
This article will examine the problem of disease transmission through organ transplantation from a civil liability perspective. Both fault liability and strict product liability might be possible. These two types of liability will be compared, while applying them to the actions of the central parties involved in organ donation and transplantation, namely the physician/hospital, the donor and the organ exchange organisation. While product liability is generally an easier way to obtain compensation than fault liability, it might nevertheless place too heavy a burden on the transplant professionals.