$1.2 Mil. Settlement in Organ Harvest, Wrongful Death Case

, The Legal Intelligencer


The parents of a 19-year-old man who died after a snowboarding accident settled with the hospital and organ donation center that they claimed were responsible for his early death for $1.2 million. Michael and Teresa Jacobs alleged that their son had been "intentionally killed at Hamot Hospital so that his organs could be harvested," according to their complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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  • Lulaine

    This is a disturbing case on many levels but one of the most sensitive levels might be the issues of donors in the future. Organ donations are still something people are afraid of and if the proper precautions aren't taken then this will be a ripe place for litigation which may hamper the effects it will have on something that is supposed to be good for society.

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