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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.

    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.

    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.