Man Turns to Civil Justice System After Gruesome Surgery Mishap
Not for the faint of heart: in the Houston Chronicle, a story on a man who found out the implanted bone in his neck was actually stolen from a corpse. Absolutely sick.
He's (obviously) suing the companies that, New York authorities believe, may have set up deals with funeral directors to purchase parts from corpses without the surviving families' permission and without screening the bones for disease.
I dare someone to give a rational explanation for why this man would not deserve non-economic damages here. Did someone say, pain and suffering? To imagine the anguish this would cause him if the bone, implanted for one medical reason, contained a disease... or to think of the fact that the bone was stolen...