An intensifying crisis fueled by skyrocketing costs and difficulty of many to access high quality medical services has created a growing unease about the future of U.S. health care. Engineers have played an important role in strengthening the U.S. by building its critical infrastructure, and a collaboration between engineering and health care professionals may be vital to renovating the nation's health care system.
Engineers and engineering firms are finding themselves behind the legal crosshairs at an alarming rate for projects they designed. In the past, when a legal dispute arose concerning a project, owner and contractors were actively involved and engineers could remain on the sidelines. However, due to recent document changes, engineers can be pulled into the dispute. In the wake of such circumstances, it is important that engineers know their legal options.