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Transplanted Lungs Of Heavy Smoker Kill Donor Recipient

You have to wonder what people were thinking when diseased lungs were transplanted into a cystic fibrosis patient.

It won’t surprise too many people to find out that the deceased in this case died of a lung tumor, thanks to an organ transplant of the diseased lungs of a heavy smoker. What were people thinking? The 27-year-old woman died about a year and a half later after the surgery, as a result of a malignant mass in her lungs. Her family and her new husband wanted to know why they were not told about the smoking history of the donor, a fact that would have allowed the recipient to make an informed choice as to whether or not to proceed with the operation.

As it turns out, there are a number of medical facilities that accept “not perfect” organs, and they do so because there are not enough donors to meet the needs of the long list of recipients. In many cases, patients waiting for a lung transplant jump at the chance to take a set of smoker’s lung, betting they would be better than what they are living with currently.

The other side of the story is that if hospitals refused to accept organ donations from smokers that the number of donors would decline and the waiting list for lung transplants would become even longer. The longer a waiting recipient is on the list, the higher their chances of dying early.

Whether or not the family decided to file a wrongful death, medical malpractice lawsuit is not known. However, if they did choose to do so, they would have to find a way of paying their staggering medical expenses while they waited for their case to go to court. They would not be able to do that without applying for litigation funding. A lawsuit loan would give them immediate cash to pay their bills and allow them to turn down any offers from an impatient insurance company, hoping to get them to settle quickly and for less money than they would likely get in court.

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Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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