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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:10 PM

Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money

Source: Associated Press


Jay Reeves, Associated Press
Updated 2:10 pm, Saturday, July 15, 2017


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Descendants of hundreds of black men who were left untreated for syphilis during an infamous government study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement over the program.


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Beginning in 1932 in the impoverished, segregated South, government medical worker in rural Alabama withheld treatment from unsuspecting black men infected with syphilis so doctors could track the disease and dissect their bodies afterward. Finally revealed by The Associated Press in 1972, the study ended and the men sued, resulting in the settlement.

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The Trump administration has filed documents saying any unclaimed settlement money should revert to the government under terms of the original settlement, reached in 1975.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Tuskegee-Syphilis-Study-descendants-to-seek-11290817.php

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Judi Lynn Jul 15 OP
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 05:48 AM

1. So someone

went combing through to find this and is trying to claw it back. It's just like what happened with the original Pigford (black farmers) settlement and the difficulty of a number of the affected getting the paperwork in (with many unaware of it) - which lead to Pigford II - which intensified the effort to better identify and inform those who were unaware or unable to file in time...

The same needs to happen with this given the time period that this atrocity took place and in probably a majority of the cases, requiring descendants to apply because people DIED due to purposeful lack of treatment by the government.

Fuck them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 09:20 AM

2. Another non-existent government conspiracy.

😈SARCASM

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Sun Jul 16, 2017, 11:06 AM

3. Yet Another Shining Moment for America

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