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Public Health and the Courtroom: How Health Officials Become Involved With Lawsuits

This commentary outlines how state and territorial health officials (S/THOs) often become involved with lawsuits. In short, as leaders of governmental health agencies, S/THOs make important decisions and are tasked with heavy responsibilities that affect many. When one of those decisions impacts an individual there is always a chance the activity will be challenged in court.