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  • Slaughter of the innocence

    In November 1994, a Lodi man named Pete Rose — not the famous baseball player — was arrested for the kidnap and rape of a 13-year-old girl. Rose told a judge he didn't need a lawyer, since he wasn't guilty, but he nevertheless accepted San Joaquin County'...
  • Riverside jury awards Arizona couple $16.5 million in medical malpractice suit

     
    A Riverside jury has awarded an Arizona couple $16.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Southern California neurosurgeon. In Riverside Superior Court on Friday, jurors found Christopher Pham negligent in his treatment of Trent Hughes in...
  • What does it mean to 'start over' in healthcare reform?

     
    Lots of folks, particularly conservatives, want to cast the special Senate election in Massachusetts ON Tuesday as a referendum on Obamacare. I'm not close enough to Massachusetts politics to say how big a factor that is, but clearly Republican Scott...
  • Sarah Palin's new death panel

     
    Sarah Palin popped up again today on the Wall Street Journal's Op-Ed page to renew her accusation that President Obama was advocating "death panels." Never mind that lawmakers have already abandoned the proposal that gave rise to the original "death...
  • California GOP governor's race II -- Steve Poizner

     
    Full text of his introductory speech to the state party convention....
  • COUNTY FAULTED IN DEATH AT KING

    COUNTY FAULTED IN DEATH AT KING
    An official Los Angeles County assessment has acknowledged for the first time that a woman who died shortly after writhing in pain for nearly an hour on the waiting room floor of Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Medical Center could have been saved if she...
  • FAA's 'culture of coziness' targeted in airline safety hearing

    The Federal Aviation Agency came under heavy fire today as the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee accused the agency of "the most serious lapse in safety . . . in the past 23 years" and threatened to break up what he...
  • Military medical malpractice: Seeking recourse

    Minutes after routine surgery for acute appendicitis in October 2003, Staff Sgt. Dean Witt, 25, was being moved to a recovery room at a Northern California military hospital when he gasped and stopped breathing. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD:...
  • A Legal Star Who Burned for Politics

    The courtroom was packed and curious lawyers stood in the back. All eyes were on John Edwards, making his closing argument on behalf of a 5-year-old girl horribly injured in a wading pool accident. For 90 minutes, politely but persistently, Edwards...
  • Deadly errors and politics betray a hospital's promise

    Deadly errors and politics betray a hospital's promise
    On a warm July afternoon, an impish second-grader named Dunia Tasejo was running home after buying ice cream on her South Los Angeles street when a car sideswiped her. Knocked to the pavement, she screamed for help, blood pouring from her mouth. Her...
  • One doctor's long trail of dangerous mistakes

    One doctor's long trail of dangerous mistakes
    Five pathologists slipped into the microscope lab at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, steeling themselves to act after months of deepening suspicion. They'd seen enough. They were convinced that their newest colleague, Dr. Dennis G. Hooper,...