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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Oklahoma family learns dad’s remains lost after being donated for medical research

FuneralIn September 2018, the family of Elgie Hall Sr. chose to honor their father's final wishes by donating his body for medical research. They worked with the United Tissue Network and agreed to a two-year placement at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Sint Maarten, with the remains to be returned to the family after two years.

The error was due to the university’s closure and personnel turnover due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The family has sued the company for breach of contract, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

For more Information:

See Ashley Moss “Oklahoma family learns dad’s remains lost after being donated for medical research,” Nexstar Media Wire, June 23, 2022.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/2022/06/oklahoma-family-learns-dads-remains-lost-after-being-donated-for-medical-research.html

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