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Marylanders' remains lost, misidentified in George Washington University's cadaver program, lawsuit alleges

Marylanders' remains lost, misidentified in George Washington University's cadaver program, lawsuit alleges

The cremated remains of bodies donated for study at George Washington University's medical school — including two Marylanders — were misidentified and returned to the wrong families or buried without their permission, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court.

The lawsuit accuses the university of "gross mismanagement" of research cadavers and attempts to conceal its missteps. Baltimore attorney Cary Hansel, who is representing the family members of three people who donated their bodies, asked a judge to grant class-action status to allow more families to join the suit.

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