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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Family Can Sue Over Son’s Missing Heart

Broken heartWhen a marine’s body was returned to his family from Greece, not all of him was returned. Somehow during an autopsy is Greece, his heart was missing. The family sued the United States, Greek Officials, and the hospital in Athens that performed the autopsy for negligence. A Federal district judge ruled that while the foreign defendants are immune from the family’s lawsuit, the United States is not. The family hopes that by pursuing their case against the United States they will be able to find out what happened.

See Associated Press, Judge Upholds Lawsuit Over Marine’s Missing Heart, The Detroit News, July 15, 2014.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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