June 14, 2012 | Finz & Finz, P.C.
On June 6, 2012, a Queens County jury rendered a verdict against New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, for implanting a diseased heart into Ronald Bello causing his death. On November 26, 2006, Mr. Bello, age 49, who had been waiting for a heart transplant, was given the good news that a donor heart was available. While preparing for the heart transplant at New York Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital doctor flew down to Florida where the donor heart was to be harvested. Pursuant to the hospital's protocols, the doctor must examine the heart prior to harvesting, including palpation of the coronary arteries for evidence of disease. The heart was harvested and implanted into Mr. Bello. Six days later he unexpectedly died leaving a wife and three children.
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