A Hennepin County jury recently found the University of Minnesota Physicians and Dr. Ty Dunn negligent in accepting a pancreas for transplantation where the cause of the donor’s death was unclear. The case was tried by Kathleen Loucks of Lommen Abdo and Edward Milstein of Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo for the plaintiff. The jury awarded the plaintiff heirs and next of kin over a million dollars in compensation. Jodie Shierts, the woman who died as a result of the organ transplant in 2007, was a 36 year-old single mother of a young autistic boy. After eight long years in litigation, the jury award provided the family with some justice for their loss.