Biological Resource Center Under Investigation for Mishandling, Possibly Selling Body Parts
Last Updated on June 26, 2017
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At A Glance
- This Alert Affects
- Relatives of individuals who donated their bodies to Biological Resource Center and Platinum Training for organ harvesting and/or body part donation.
- Why Is Biological Resource Center Under Investigation?
- Biological Resource has been accused of mishandling donated bodies and misappropriating body parts.
Biological Resource Center and Platinum Training are currently under investigation by the FBI regarding the inappropriate and improper treatment of body parts. It has been alleged that the company removed body parts without consent, mishandled body parts by failing to store them properly, and may have even sold parts after they were taken without family members’ consent. Some reports also accuse the company of improperly disposing of body parts and/or bodies.
How Did Biological Resources Obtain the Body Parts?
Many individuals choose to donate their bodies to science after they die and, in many cases, particular organs or body parts are marked for donation. For example, a patient may agree to have their heart removed and used for research. An investigation into Biological Resource locations in Phoenix and Detroit, however, has found that the company may have removed body parts that were not approved for donation. This was allegedly done without permission from patients or their loved ones.
Biological Resource Center Could Face Legal Action
Biological Resource Center and Platinum Training have been investigated by the FBI for various criminal violations relating to the unauthorized use of body parts. The investigation is ongoing. If you are concerned that your loved one has not been treated properly by Biological Resource Center or Platinum Training, we may be able to connect you with an attorney who can help you seek compensation for emotional and psychological distress and other monetary damages.
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