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  • City Official Holds Expired Medical License

    Philadelphia Inquirer reveals multiple problems at the city medical examiner's office and at the morgue; problems include employees working without medical licenses in violation of state law, declaring people dead who were not and various other delays and other errors, March - December 1993.
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    The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.) points up inadequacies in the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners; the board punishes easy drug-addicted or alcoholic doctor cases while ignoring repeated incompetence complaints, March 28 - April 1, 1993
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    Houston Chronicle reviews the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and its practice of letting dangerous doctors off the hook; of the 1,700 annual complaints received by the board, only 8 percent are acted upon, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 1992.
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    News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) investigates why one out of every four work-related deaths is not reported to OSHA or to the state Department of Labor; finds that employers are not reporting deaths and neither are the state's medical examiners, Feb. 26, 1992.
  • Missouri's mysterious deaths; Cause of Death: Unknown

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigates Missouri's county coroner system and finds it is haphazard and varies widely from county to county and from case to case; only 10 of the state's 114 counties have medical examiners, and in those counties without one, few autopsies are conducted; most county coroners are funeral directors, which leads to a conflict of interests; autopsies are rarely conducted on small children; the deaths of the state's elderly and of inmates in the state's prison are rarely investigated, Jan. 13 - 18, 1991.
  • After the shooting stops

    Chicago Sun-Times looks at the carnage afflicting the streets of Chicago as the city proceeds to break the record of number of murders in one year; reports from the viewpoint of paramedics, emergency room nurses, medical examiners and funeral directors.
  • NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP

    WMAQ-TV (Chicago) examines the Cook County Medical Examiner's failure to determine that a woman had murdered her children one by one until all six children were dead; coroner had determined that the first four deaths had been caused by "sudden infant death syndrome," but after the sixth death the cause was changed to suffocation, June 29, 1990.
  • EXAMINING THE MEDICAL EXAMINER

    WCHS-TV (Charleston, W.Va.) reveals improper activities by West Virginia's chief medical examiner and forensic pathologist, including the improper disposal of medical waste and human remains, and moonlighting on state time, Dec. 19 - 21, 1990.
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    Anniston Star investigates the death of a woman who was a protected witness while she was in a city jail; questions medical examiner's determination of suicide, Dec. 16, 1990.
  • Murder Without a Trace

    In Health magazine examines the role of medical examiners in determining the cause of death in possible murders; in a case of a serial murderer killing prostitutes, the Dade County (Fla.) medical examiner's office came up with the wrong cause of death, but police still arrested the right man.