A man that died during a liver transplant has led medical professionals to improve the safety of such surgeries. After the man’s death, the hospital was fined. The hospital ended up suspending any other similar surgery from being performed. It also settled a wrongful death medical malpractice suit with the patient’s widow. His widow then went on to lead the state in changing their health standards for living transplants that swept the nation.
Read more about the health care standards for living donors here.