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December 15, 2018

Firefighters used a dead man’s body for medical practice — and now his relatives want $15 million

November 28, 2018
Family members of a deceased man whose body was used for medical practice by a Washington State fire department have sued for more than $15 million. (iStock)

Family members of a deceased man whose body was used for medical practice by a Washington state fire department have sued for more than $15 million.

Employees with the Bellingham Fire Department performed endotracheal intubations, or “tube checks,” on Bradley Ginn Sr. while waiting for his body to be transported to a funeral home in July, according to the Bellingham Herald.




The procedure requires placing and removing breathing tubes from patients — which is only allowed if consent is given from a patient’s “next-of-kin.”

Three separate claims were filed for damages, according to the Bellingham Herald.

Ginn’s wife Jai Ginn filed a $15 million claim on Oct. 4 saying she suffered from mental and physical pain due to the “intentional and negligent care of a body and abuse by city of Bellingham employees.”

She also made a claim for “the unauthorized invasion and desecration of a dead body without permission and possible wrongful death.”

Another claim was filed by Ginn’s son Bradley Ginn Jr., who sought $200,000 for the “reprehensible” acts of the fire department employees.

He says the endotracheal intubations were practiced while family members were searching for Ginn Sr.’s body.

Tube-checking practices are no longer allowed on deceased patients, the Bellingham Fire Department has said.

As a result of the incident, 12 employees were disciplined. A paramedic was suspended without pay and two employees resigned or retired following the event.

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