Houston Doctor Accused of Manipulating Memorial Hermann Liver Transplant Program

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Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr.
May 6, 2024

Dr. J. Steve Bynon, Chief of Abdominal Transplantation at Memorial Hermann and U.T. Health in Houston is accused of altering donor acceptance criteria in patient profiles, including the age and weight of donors whose organs would be considered acceptable for transplant, effectively guaranteeing certain patients would not qualify for liver transplants.

Allegations of Donor Profile Manipulation by Dr. J Steve Bynon

Attorneys for the victims’ families are alleging that denying vital health care services to donor candidates led to the death of numerous patients as they waited for their life saving surgery.  Hospital officials are in the early stages of their investigation after identifying discrepancies in patient profiles.   

Memorial Hermann Suspends Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplant Programs

Memorial Hermann suspended their liver and kidney transplant programs, confirming “inappropriate changes” were made to donor acceptance criteria, forcing hundreds of transplant candidates to seek life-saving healthcare elsewhere.  The hospital states that no discrepancies were identified in the kidney transplant program, but because the same leadership was responsible for both programs, they have suspended both while investigations are continuing.

Hundreds of families are facing uncertain futures and unfortunately many have lost loved ones while waiting for their chance at life.

A Houston Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

If you are learning about the horrible accusations of misconduct by Memorial Hermann’s transplant program director, your family is facing a horrible shock and the realization that your loss and heartbreak may have been avoidable.  You may be wondering if you have any recourse.  The law firm of Davis & Davis can help.

Unlike most law firms, we work exclusively with families facing unspeakable sadness at the hands of medically negligent doctors and medical facilities.  Our founding attorneys, John Davis and Steven Davis, have over 70 years of combined experience and have participated in over 300 jury trials.  We offer a free consultation and will represent your case at no up-front cost to you.  If we do not win, you do not pay.

We will conduct a thorough investigation of your situation, gather the evidence necessary to prove your claim, and utilize our extensive network of medical experts to provide a strong case for your claim. We have a proven record of success and will use our extensive experience to ensure you the best chance of achieving full compensation.

When taking on powerful hospitals, like Memorial Hermann and U.T. Health, nothing matters more than having an experienced medical malpractice legal team on your side providing support and guidance.  If your loved one passed away while waiting for a liver transplant from Memorial Hermann, you have the right to file a claim against them.  Call our lawyers at Davis & Davis today at 713-881-9697  for your free consultation.    

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John A. Davis, Jr.


John A. Davis, Jr. and Steven R. Davis

May 6 2024

Steven R. Davis and John A. Davis, Jr. are experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis, a law firm that specializes in medical malpractice cases in Texas. With a deep commitment to justice that guides their ethical approach, Davis and Davis have dedicated their careers to helping victims of medical negligence. They and their team continue to advocate for clients, despite the challenges posed by Texas's cap on recoverable damages in malpractice lawsuits. Davis & Davis pride themselves on their extensive experience in the field and their readiness to meet clients across the United States.

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