Saturday, May 29, 2010

Man Dies From Uterine Cancer

That is not a typo.  A man in New York, Vincent Liew, received a kidney transplant from a donor who was not known at the time to have uterine cancer.  Once the donor's status was discovered, Mr. Liew's surgeon told him that the chances of him contracting uterine cancer was slim.  He kept the kidney until he too became ill.  By the time the donor kidney was removed, the cancer had already spread.

His wife sued NYU Langone Medical Center for not having the kidney removed sooner.  A judge ruled in favor of the defendants. 

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