Turkish university sued over death of quadruple-limb transplant patient
Şevket Çandar. Hürriyet photoThe family of Şevket Çavdar, the world's first quadruple-limb transplant patient, has sued Çavdar's doctor and Hacettepe University for 620,000 Turkish Liras in damages, daily Hürriyet has reported.
The Ministry of Health had stated that the quadruple-limb transplant conducted by Hacettepe staff was against regulations, while the face transplant that was also conducted at the same time similarly failed to adhere to regulations and also featured in the Çavdar family's legal complaint.
Şevket Çavdar died in February 2012, after his body refused to accept the four transplanted limbs following surgery at Ankara's Hacettepe University.