On 3 Feb 98, K7LXC@aol.com <K7LXC@aol.com> wrote:
> I guess that's why TowerTalk is such a valuable forum for these topics. We
> CAN talk about them.
This may change some day in the not too distant future. There is
presently a lawsuit in the courts dealing with who is liable for
presenting misinformation at a conference. In this particular case it
was a medical (orthopedic) conference. I don't know all the details,
as it isn't my field - Some plate/screw device used to help bones
heal was used in some unconventional manner ( and caused harm to a
patient) from data presented at a conference. Besides the surgeon
involved, also named in the suit are the manuafacturer of the device
AND the organization that held the conference (in this case, the
American College of Orthopedic Surgeons, or something like that).
They are claiming that it is the conference organizer's
responsibility to validate all material presented.
Just think... If the conference organizer is held liable, K7LXC
(and W4AN?) could be held liable for any misinformation posted on
this reflector, leading to harm.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA FRC alternate: email@example.com
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