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  • Medical Examiner May Have Conflict

    Bradenton Herald tells how Florida's medical examiners were able to steer state and local taxes toward their own businesses without competitive bidding; also shows how their examination practices are rarely reviewed despite reports of botched autopsies.
  • Inquest: Examining New York's Confused State of Death Investigation

    Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) series examines the state's system of coroners and medical examiners; finds antiquated laws, improperly trained personnel and conflicts of interests because many coroners are funeral directors, Feb. 11-13, 1987.
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    WCCO-TV (Minneapolis) reports on sexual abuse of young psychiatric patients by doctors at a private hospital and the failure of the Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners to properly police doctors, October - December 1984.
  • Dead wrong

    WBBM-TV (Chicago) "investigated the performance of an examiners office, where (the station) found a pattern of mishandled autopsies in which pathologists failed to detect homicides, drug overdoses and child abuse. The series documents how mistakes at the morgue have thwarted law enforcement investigations and resulted in the police failing to pursue homicides."
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    Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner exposes practices of medical examiners who secretly take corneas from eyes of dead bodies, without knowledge of next of kin, for Florida eye banks, July 1983-January 1984.
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    Pottsville (Pa.) Republican runs series on the problems of pensioned coal miners: death benefits dropped without notice, long legal delays in court suits, inability to collect money the miners say is owed to them, October 1979.
  • Bar Examiners Share Applicants' Personal Data with FBI

    National Law Journal reveals the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) regularly provided data on applicants' political beliefs and activities to the FBI.
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    Hot Springs (Ark.) Sentinel-Record takes an in-depth look at the failures of the State Medical Examiner's office. The investigation found that the internal organs of the examined were routinely incinerated, without notifying the relatives of the deceased and eliminating any possibility for further examination if the bodies were later exhumed. Non-medical examiners performed the autopsies and the office often failed to detect murders.
  • Board of medical examiners doesn't discipline

    Des Moines Register finds Iowa board of medical examiners doesn't discipline drug-addicted or alcoholic physicians.