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VOL. 39 | NO. 20 | Friday, May 15, 2015

Woman says VA harvested husband's organs without permission

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MURFREESBORO (AP) - A Murfreesboro woman is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for $2.5 million because she says the organization harvested her husband's organs after his death last year even though he was not a donor.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1K9x3dw) reports Wanda Frierson says poor care led to her husband's death and that the agency allowed Tennessee Donor Services to take her husband's organs without authorization.

Frierson's lawsuit claims the VA hospital in Murfreesboro released Kevrek Frierson days before he died even though his health was worsening. He died June 18 at age 54.

Medical records show prior to his death, Kevrek Frierson confirmed he was not a donor. But records dated the day after he died say he was listed as a donor.

Frierson served 10 years in the Marine Corps.

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