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Jury rules in favor of hospital that deported patient

Associated Press, July 28, 2009

A South Florida hospital that quietly chartered a plane and sent a seriously brain injured illegal immigrant back to Guatemala over the objections of his family and legal guardian did not act unreasonably, a jury ruled. Healthcare and immigration experts across the country have closely watched the court case. They say it underscores the dilemma facing hospitals with patients who require long-term care, are unable to pay and don't qualify for federal or state aid because of their immigration status.