The widow of a man whose brain was allegedly taken without permission for medical study has filed a lawsuit against the hospital and the medical examiner who performed the man’s autopsy. According to the lawsuit, neither plaintiff nor her deceased husband signed an organ donation card, and the brain is still missing.
The lawsuit seeks $4 million against Mount Sinai in damages. This woman, while I am very sorry that she lost her husband, does not want me on the jury. My question would be why are you and your husband not organ donors? I hate these kinds of lawsuits and I wish these types of claims never found a lawyer who would take them.
I tried a case last week. We did not get a good outcome because, in the end, the jury did not believe my client was still suffering from her injuries. These kinds of cases just don’t help.