Hospital, surgeon under fire after transplant death

May 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;May2007, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p56
A failed effort to harvest organs for transplant has led to controversy and possible criminal charges. The transplant surgeon is accused of improperly attempting to hasten the patient's death. • The case prompted a national transplant organization to clarify its standards. • Local prosecutors are considering criminal charges against the clinicians involved. • Evidence suggests the transplant surgeon violated hospital protocols.


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