Göttingen organ donation scandal – ex-chief physician loses salary
A doctor is said to have influenced the recipients of donor organs in eleven cases by manipulating blood values. According to the court, he should therefore lose his pension.
In connection with the so-called Göttingen organ donation scandal, a former chief physician loses his pension. The Administrative Court of Göttingen ruled in March against the former professor at the University of Göttingen (UMG), as a court spokesman announced on Friday.
In eleven cases, the defendant is said to have influenced the recipients of donor organs by manipulating blood values. The judgment that has now been served can be appealed against within one month.
The UMG, which filed the disciplinary action, considers the doctor to be one of the central figures in the organ donation scandal. In July 2012, the clinic put the resident doctor on leave. Continued employment was no longer reasonable due to a permanent loss of trust. The court followed this view. The defendant is now retired.
The 2012 organ donation scandal in Göttingen had far-reaching consequences. Manipulations were uncovered at several German clinics, which permanently shook trust in transplantation medicine.