1. A number of medical centers around the United States now offer
“finders’ fees” to physicians for referring patients to researchers who
are conducting trials of new therapies, the side effects of which are
not yet known. One researcher, for example, was offering physicians a
$350 payment for each referred patient who enrolled in the research
project. Many physicians accept the fees and make the referrals,
apparently without suffering pangs of conscience. Are their actions
2. A man is falsely accused of a crime and spends
fourteen years in jail. Finally, his accuser is overcome with remorse
and admits having lied. When the man is released, he sues the stat for
wrongful imprisonment and seeks monetary compensation. The courts rule
that the state has no legal responsibility. But does it have moral
responsibility? Why or why not?
3. According to Vincent
Ruggiero..Do you agree with Ruggiero’s assessment of the intimate
relationship between ethics and the law? That is, can you think of any
other ( non-ethical) explanations for why we (now/no longer) have these
particular laws? If so, what would those reasons be if not ethical ones?
And furthermore, what might that mean for Ruggiero’s initial
characterization of the relationship between ethics and the law in
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