Wednesday Apr 28, 10:00 AM

134 Hepatitis C Litigation and Its Lessons for COVID-19

Lawsuits around the country have challenged the failure of prison systems to treat inmates suffering from the hepatitis C virus. This presentation will discuss the legal issues and public health implications of HCV litigation, and will consider the lessons of this litigation for prison officials seeking to contain the spread of COVID-19 while meeting their legal obligations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the legal issues raised by inmate HCV litigation
  • Discuss the public health implications of HCV litigation and their impact on courts’ resolution of the legal issues
  • Explore the lessons of inmate HCV litigation for correctional officials seeking to combat COVID-19 while meeting their legal obligations

Level: Basic

  • Robert Katz, BA, JD

    Professor of Law

    Indiana University McKinney School of Law

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