All Press Releases for October 03, 2010

Chicago Trial Attorney, Philip J. Berenz, CPA, JD, Discusses Guatemala Syphilis Study from the 1940s

A recently-discovered Syphilis "study" from the 1940s involving unknowing mental health "participants" has the United States apologizing and is absolutely reprehensible.

    CHICAGO, IL, October 03, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- On October 1, 2010, numerous news articles were released regarding the recently-discovered Syphilis experiment or "study" in Guatemala on unknowing mental health "participants." Apparently, according to the numerous news articles, the doctor involved in the infamous Tuskegee experiment on African-American males in Alabama in the 1970s, Dr. John C. Cutler, and the National Institutes of Health, among other United States governmental organizations and the Guatemalan government, itself, knowingly participated and/or approved of the experiment on unknowing victims.

The United States apologized on Friday. President Barack Obama, himself, apparently expressed an apology to Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom as did U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins called the Tuskegee and Guatemalan studies "a dark chapter in the history of medicine."

According to the news articles, Wellesley College Professor Susan Reverby was responsible for uncovering the evidence of the experiment to infect people with Syphilis in an effort to explore treatments. Professor Reverby's Synopsis on "'Normal Exposure' and Inoculation Syphilis: A PHS 'Tuskegee' Doctor in Guatemala, 1946-48" published in the Journal of Policy History, Special Issue on Human Subjects, in January 2010 can be found on Professor Reverby's web site.

Decades ago, a civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of victims and families involved in the Tuskegee Syphilis study on African-American males in Alabama against the United States and other governmental organizations.

If you believe you or a loved one may have been affected by this newly-uncovered Guatemalan Syphilis study from the 1940s, contact us immediately to discuss the situation. If we can determine that we can help you or your loved one, we would be truly honored to be an advocate for something so reprehensible and try to bring a sense of peace and justice to all.

Philip J. Berenz, CPA, JD is a Chicago trial attorney truly committed to assisting individuals and businesses with securing all available remedies and compensation for injuries and disputes and defending them when necessary. His passion for his beliefs of aggressive and zealous representation and empathy for his clients' situations, circumstances, life-altering events and suffering shines through at trial time before a jury, in everyday conversations with the opposing attorneys and insurance companies and in every aspect of every single case. He listens. He does the "right" thing when nobody is looking. Integrity. His trust is unequivocally paramount. And the passion, integrity, and trust end in results (and being the utmost ethical attorney, he must say that results can never be guaranteed by the rules that govern attorneys but he sure does his best to accomplish the goals, intentions-and sometimes dreams-of his clients). For further information, please contact Mr. Berenz at 312.375.6524 directly.


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