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University of Pennsylvania and the Children's National Medical Center

At the age of 18, Jesse Gelsinger joined a gene therapy experiment intended to cure his nitrogen processing disorder. After an injection, just four days into the study, Gelsinger died. His family sued the two institutions for fraud, alleging their son was misled concerning potential risks. The Gelsinger family was awarded $1 million for the death of their son. (Feb-09-05) [SIGN ON SAN DIEGO]

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Published on Feb-18-05

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