Bone Harvesting

Here is an article about some conduct alleged to have occurred in New Jersey which, if true, is going to give rise to some strong emotional distress claims.

The article tells us that certain people who received bone transplants have alleged that the bones “were pilfered from cadavers and sold without the consent of the deceaseds’ families or the protective screening required by law, leaving recipients exposed to risk of infection with HIV, hepatitis and syphilis.”

Suits have also been filed by families of the cadavers, alleging emotional distress for taking the bones without consent.

Read another article on the litigation here.

This is a very interesting case and one we will try to follow on this blog.