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Hospital Changes Policy Following Liver Donor’s Death

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Arnold went into cardiac arrest and fell into a coma after surgery to remove part of his liver – which he was donating to his brother to save him from a life-threatening liver disease. Arnold died four days after the surgery.

As the Denver-area hospital begins its investigation into the incident, the hospital has halted all live liver donations, reports say.

Ironically, the hospital is the site of both the first liver transplant, which took place in 1963, and the first liver transplant from a living donor, which occurred in 1997. The hospital has successfully performed nearly 150 such procedures, reports say.

During the investigation, the families will likely have questions. In a tragedy like this one, survivors’ questions need to be addressed by experts. The Doan Law Firm P.C.  has extensive experience in personal injury and accidental death cases and can assist any family suffering loss or injury. Contact the Doan Law Firm, P.C., led by Houston personal injury attorney Jimmy Doan, at 1 Riverway, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056, (713) 869-4747 or (800) 910-FIRM.

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