San Diego VA Confirms Liver Samples Taken from Sick Veterans Without their Consent

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by Brad Racino & Jill Castellano / inewsource / February 26, 2019

An internal report from the San Diego VA obtained by inewsource reveals liver samples were taken from sick veterans without their permission for a study that provided no benefit to the patients. It’s the latest development in an ongoing inewsource investigation into a flawed human research study at the La Jolla facility.

The October report found “serious noncompliance occurred” when extra pieces of liver were removed from at least nine veterans. The patients weren’t told those samples would be taken or that it could increase the risk of bleeding.

The report did not address many of the findings from a recent federal investigation or concerns raised by whistleblowers. It did not recommend discipline against the doctors involved or VA leadership.

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