A San Diego appeals court has ordered the release of convicted rapist and quadriplegic Steven Martinez because keeping him in prison costs too much, and he is expected to live another 20 years. The parole board initially denied his medical parole stating that even paralyzed he remains a threat to the public capable of using others to carry out his threats.
Real-life medical misfeasance, malfeasance, and mayhem.
In what seems like an episode of Storage Hunters meets The Silence of the Lanbs, investigators in Pensacola, Fla., are trying to determine what happened to the 100 people whose brains, hearts and lungs were found in a storage unit, and how they got there. The unit belonged to medical examiner Dr. Michael Berkland until it was auctioned off last week. The remains were crudely packed in plastic bags, cups and containers, some cracked and leaking.
Medical technician David Kwiatkowski was arrested on July 29, 2012, for using Fentanyl injections prescribed to patients on himself, and then reusing the syringes on the intended patients.
A California appellate reversed a lower court’s decision to dismiss paraplegic Gregory Harry’s lawsuit, in which he claims he suffered “excruciating pain and trauma, permanent injury and loss of functionality,” when a worker at the medical center where he has been treated since 2009 tripped over his catheter and ripped it out