UManitoba faces lawsuit from research volunteer

April 3, 2017

A woman is suing the University of Manitoba, two professors, and a PhD student for negligence after her eardrum was allegedly injured during a clinical trial associated with the school. CBC reports that Julianna van den Beuken volunteered for a study of neurological disorders that used EVestG technology, which involved having her brain activity measured using electrodes placed on her forehead and in each ear. She alleges that one of the electrodes in her ears punctured her eardrum. John Danakas, executive director of public affairs at the UManitoba, told CBC that he cannot comment on a case that is before the courts, but added that the university takes research safety seriously and that it “has a strong record of commitment to compliance with research protocols.” CBC