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Surgeon Charged for Failed Organ Harvest

A surgeon from San Francisco has been accused of prescribing excessive amounts of painkillers and sedatives to hasten a man’s death.

After a failed organ harvest occurred, the disabled man was reportedly given the drugs by the doctor and died eight hours later.

Organ Harvest Goes Wrong

Dr. Hootan Roozrokh, a doctor in San Luis Obispo, has allegedly pleaded not-guilty to the three charges that have been held against him in regards to the death of Ruben Navarro, 25.

The case claims that Roozrokh took control of Navarro’s care and ordered a nurse to give the man high doses of morphine after the surgeon failed to properly harvest his organs during surgery.

Navarro was reportedly suffering from a rare disease and suffered irreversible brain damage before being admitted to the hospital in 2006.

The hospital and its parents company, Tenet Healthcare Corp., already settled the suits brought against them by Navarro’s mother for $250,000.

Doctor Pleads Not-Guilty

Roozrokh, 33, pleaded not guilty in September to the charges of dependent abuse and unlawful prescription.

If the doctor is convicted, he faces up to eight years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

(Source: San Luis Obispo County)

Do you know someone who has been the victim of organ damage? If so, please contact a medical malpractice attorney today so you and your loved ones are able to receive the compensation that you deserve on behalf of those who have been harmed. 


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