Posted On: April 6, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Pittsburgh Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital

The parents of 18-year-old Gregory Jacobs have filed a Pittsburgh wrongful death lawsuit against a hospital alleging that doctors at the hospital intentionally killed him to harvest his organs. According to this Associated Press news report, Jacobs was taken to Hamot Medical Center because he suffered a brain injury while snowboarding. His parents – Michael and Teresa Jacobs – allege that the doctors caused his death by administering medication and removing his breathing tube, which caused Jacobs to suffocate and die.

Gregory Jacobs was alive before the doctors began surgery, but the hospital's doctors suffocated him in order to harvest his organs including his heart, liver and kidneys. Although his parents, who were at the hospital, wanted Jacobs to live, the hospital's Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) directed that Jacobs' organs be removed without a valid consent. The suit also alleges that Jacob’s heart and brain were functioning when surgeons began the procedures for removing his vital organs.

If you believe that you lost a loved one because of negligence on the part of someone else, then you are entitled to file a wrongful death claim in Pennsylvania. When unnecessary death occurs due to the negligence of another party, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed. In such a claim, the decedent's heirs or immediate family members sue the negligent party or entity for damages related to the loss of life, medical/funeral expenses incurred, pain and suffering.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence please call an experienced Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney at Cherry Fieger & Marciano for a free consultation. We will help you secure the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.