The families of two men who received organs from a woman who had metastasized skin cancer are suing an organ donor group for medical malpractice. Anthony Taylor, 45, of South Bend, Indiana died in 2007 after a kidney and liver transplant and another man died after receiving a kidney from the same donor.
The families’ suit claims that their loved ones died because organ procurement procedures were flawed and the donor was not properly screen to determine that her skin cancer had spread to both her kidneys and liver.
The Indiana organ procurement group says that their screening procedures meet both state and federal requirements.
One can only imagine how traumatic this has been to the families of the men who died; They must have been joyous at having received a life saving organ donation only to have it be the thing that kills them.
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