Body donation firm that used cadavers as crash dummies to pay $58M to families

Body donation firm that used cadavers as crash dummies to pay $58M to families

An Arizona jury awarded $58 million to 10 plaintiffs Tuesday who alleged a now-closed body donation facility mishandled the donated remains of their relatives. Biological Resource Center of Arizona was accused of fraud by claiming the donated bodies would be used for medical research, when it knew some of the remains would be sold for military testing, such as crashes and explosions.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 3 months

I hate to say it but technically they weren’t lying the bodies were used for medical testing... just not in the way they had thought

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 3 months

The name of the owner is Stephen GORE. A lab that accepts bodies then mishandles them has an owner named GORE!

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Not very good crash tests. Not a single person made it out alive.

radical 3 months

this is disgusting. how did they even get away with this shit?

Unity.Nat 3 months

I suppose it is medical research in some way..

❂✞✟☏✆⁍ 3 months

When I die I don't really care if my body is desecrated. I accept that many other people don't feel that way though.

porcus 3 months

Jeez, sounds like someone thought it was their chance to fantasy-play at Frankenstein... sick.

Natasha Gossman
Natasha Gossman 3 months

Ok, what's with all the snowflakes? Medical and scientific research absolutely includes testings like that. Those kinds of things help save lives. Quite frankly, would you rather they'd been sent to be cut up by aspiring doctors who didn't give a shit either? "medical research" usually just means letting med students take their final exams on a real body. Crash dummies save way more lives long term than "medical research". I don't doubt there were shady dealings, but that's not what everyone is bitching about is it? "How dare they blow up a real dead person!? oh the shame!" How dare they not when it could help determine safer weapons (for the user)? Get over yourselves. People who deal with dead bodies have a much different perspective on what's realistic and acceptable, and anyone who's never been nearer a dead body than at Grandma's funeral needs to grow the fuck up. Death is not some sacred eternal sleep, it's a carcass, it's a rotting, foul, toxic, carcass, and expecting your dear old dad's body to be "respected" is all melodrama. All that is reasonable to be expected is that his body be USEFUL.

Mister Manager
Mister Manager 3 months

The angel on my shoulder hurts for the relatives. The other guy says that's about the most metal damn thing I've ever read.

SimonR 3 months

It's all science

Brett Ellis
Brett Ellis 3 months

Feel free to do this to my meat bag when I'm dead

OttersGonnaOtt 3 months

When you donate your body to science, that also includes physics. These fines are a bad idea. If people are concerned for the use of dead bodies in general, they should draft new guidelines or laws rather than applying fines to a legitimate scientific use of a cadaver.

spencer 3 months

I wasn't even aware we used real bodies for this shit, wtf 😨

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Somewhere out there there is footage of this.

Binx1 3 months

this was going for so long..

Monster Mash
Monster Mash 3 months

what the ever loving fuck? I feel horrible for the families. how did it go on this long.

ConcealCarryProtect 3 months

Imagine being the guy that had to load the bodies and clean up after. Holy fuck this is ridiculous. This is a felony.

Paris Cloud
Paris Cloud 3 months

Aperture Science, we do what we must because we can. For the good of all of us except the ones who are dead.

MoralKombat 3 months

Thousands of dollars for a cadaver that someone donated for free, nice little racket he had going there.

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 3 months

so will the military be held accountable for purchasing said bodies?

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