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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sued Following Liver Transplant

Published February 12, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Two brothers have filed separate lawsuits against the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) alleging they were not fully informed about the risks of a live-donor liver transplant. Since the surgery, they both have suffered complications, reports USA Today.

In 2007, the 43-year-old brother from the state of Washington donated part of his liver to his 45-year-old brother from California who suffered from liver disease. Each lawsuit claims the medical center and the former chief of transplantation made the live-donor surgery seem safer than it was.

The lawsuits cite results from studies published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review which showed 66 percent of the 121 liver live-donor transplants at UPMC from 2003 to 2006 resulted in major complications.

UPHC has declined comment.

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