Stolen and Sold Body Parts from Harvard Medical School may lead to class action
Shub & Johns opens investigation into Harvard Medical School after it was reported that human remains from supposedly cremated cadavers were stolen from the morgue at the medical school and sold. Bodies donated to the Medical School for medical research and education purposes were allegedly transported somewhere other than their final destination, eventually being sold for parts.
If you have been affected by this matter, fill out the form to contact Shub & Johns today!
Harvard Medical School Allegations
Between 2018 and 2022, a manager at the morgue for the Anatomical Gifts Program at Harvard Medical School stole and sold organs and other body parts from bodies donated to the school. In some cases, this individual allowed potential buyers to enter the morgue at Harvard to choose what they wanted to purchase. In other cases, body parts were transported to and sold from the individual’s home.
Though only a handful of individuals were alleged to have been involved in these practices, the bodies – donated for medical and educational purposes – were entrusted to Harvard Medical School, who employed the manager accused of mishandling the cadavers. Harvard may face similar allegations for their potential role in the capture and sale of these donated bodies.
Loved Ones Affected
These bodies were donated by families to the Anatomical Gifts Program at Harvard Medical School for the purposes of advancing medical education and research. Families could not have anticipated that a representative of the program could mishandle or even desecrate their loved ones remains.
If you or a family member donated your deceased loved-one’s remains to Harvard Medical School and fear that their body may have been stripped for parts and sold for profit, let us know! Fill out the form and contact Shub & Johns today.