Immunities and Defenses for Allegedly Negligent Inspections

This article, written by Drew Falkenstein, appeared in the November, 2005 issue of the Journal of Environmental Health, and was a follow-up to his previous article, "An Introduction to Liability, Negligence, and All Things In Between." In this article, Drew addresses different states' laws regarding liability of environmental health professionals. He encourages environmental health professionals to find out whether your state is a “public-duty-doctrine” state or a pure “immunity” state. Then determine what exceptions apply.

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