Organ removal scandals
Organ removal scandals
BEREAVED families are to be told that organs were removed from loved ones without consent after a huge blunder affecting the UK donor register.
DETECTIVES are investigating allegations that a California transplant surgeon told nurses to administer a lethal dose of drugs to a patient on life support so his organs could be removed.
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IN MY last column, I looked at organ harvesting. Away from the alleged situation in China, many people object to the sale of organs, irrespective of their source.
A MAN whose son died on holiday in Cuba demanded yesterday to know why his body was returned to the UK with organs missing.
A MOTHER was yesterday allowed to push ahead with a £100,000 damages claim over the retention by a hospital of her dead infant daughter's brain.
PEOPLE should be allowed to sell body parts in the UK to address the shortage of donor organs and stop the black market trade overseas, a Dundee researcher urged yesterday.
PARENTS of children whose organs were kept without permission after their deaths at Edinburgh's Royal Hospital for Sick Children today angrily hit out at a deal which will see some of them receive £5000 compensation.
A PATHOLOGIST who secretly ordered the removal of organs from hundreds of dead children's bodies at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital was yesterday struck off the UK medical register.
THE case of a Dutch pathologist who secretly ordered the removal of organs from hundreds of dead children's bodies at Alder Hey Children's Hospital will not conclude before Monday, said the General Medical Council.
THE General Medical Council will decide today whether pathologist Professor Dick van Velzen, 56, who ordered the removal of organs from dead babies at Alder Hey Children's Hospital, is guilty of serious professional misconduct.
A PATHOLOGIST carried out a full post-mortem examination on a 15-year-old boy without his parents' consent, a medical tribunal heard yesterday.
MEDICAL staff taking organs from deceased patients without proper consent will face prison under planned legislation.
A PATHOLOGIST secretly ordered the removal of hundreds of organs from the bodies of dead children without their parents' approval, a medical tribunal heard yesterday.
MEDICAL chiefs have been forced to apologise to a family following an investigation into an organ retention scandal at Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
PLAYING IN A corner of the living room, two-year-old Brodie is too young to know that sometimes, when her mother, Nicola Barnes, kisses her goodbye, she is heading off to fight for what she sees as justice for a sister and brother Brodie will never know.
TWO parents whose children’s organs were "stolen" during post-mortems are to chain themselves to the gate of a Capital pathology museum.
A MOTHER is suing for £100,000 damages over the "horror" of discovering that her dead baby daughter’s brain had been removed and retained in a hospital.
A CRISIS of confidence in post-mortem examinations in the wake of the scandal over unauthorised organ retention has led to a significant fall in the number being carried out in Scotland, new figures showed yesterday.
A PATHOLOGIST who played a major role in the Alder Hey organ-retention scandal will not face criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday.