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Los Angeles TimesFervor for the television show “Dallas” was intense in 1980, when the Queen Mother met actor Larry Hagman and joined the worldwide chorus asking: “Who shot J.R.?” “Not even for you, ma’am,” replied Hagman, who...
Steven P. Jobs, the charismatic technology pioneer who co-founded Apple Inc. and transformed one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies, has died. He was 56. Apple announced the death of Jobs — whose legacy...
L.A. NOWA surgeon who directed the liver transplant program at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles was indicted today by a federal grand jury for allegedly lying to officials after a liver accepted for one patient was transplanted into another......
Booster ShotsMore than 15,000 Americans are in need of a liver transplant, but the number of donated livers available each year from deceased donors is less than half that. However, live donation -- when an individual donates a part of his......
L.A. NOWAnthem Blue Cross refused to pay for one of its California members to get a liver transplant at an Indiana University hospital to save money, a lawyer for the patient told jurors Monday in a high-profile trial expected to shed......
Times Staff WritersFor at least four years, UCI Medical Center officials and employees knew that liver transplant candidates were dying while the program turned down a huge portion of donated organs it was offered. But the program continued to enroll patients, market its...
Times Staff WritersThe liver transplant program at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles has one of the highest death rates in the nation, with twice as many patients as expected dying after their surgeries, according to data released this week. The most recent statistics...
Times Staff WriterDr. Sean Cao, the lone transplant surgeon employed by UCI Medical Center, was typing at his computer around midnight. In the subject line of an e-mail message, he wrote: "confidential memo for transplant team members only." "LET ME CLARIFY ONE ISSUE,"...
Times Staff WritersAbout a fifth of federally funded transplant programs fail to meet the government's minimum standards for patient survival or perform too few operations to ensure competency, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The U.S. Centers for Medicare...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersJohn Edwards launched a new television spot and a final, marathon bus tour through this state Sunday, acknowledging he was the underdog but insisting he would not give up a Democratic presidential contest that increasingly centered on Barack Obama and...
Special to The TimesThis is the story of a dog-ophobe, a dog-ophile and the parasite that brought them together. The dog-ophobe (for want of a better word) is a patient. The dog-ophile is her doctor -- me. My story is simple. At the end of the day, I look forward to two...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersA powerful Japanese gang boss who received a liver transplant at UCLA Medical Center donated $100,000 to the Westwood hospital shortly after the surgery, The Times has learned. A plaque dated November 2001 at the entryway to a seventh-floor surgery...
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