Former prosecutor and defense lawyer Patrick W. Peters died of cyptrococcal meningitis because a physician at Lee’s Summit Medical Center failed to diagnose the illness, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by his widow, who is also a lawyer.
State Medical Executive Eden Wells threatened to withhold funding from a group investigating the 2014-15 Legionnaires’ outbreak in the Flint area and attempted to intimidate members and disparage their work, a health researcher testified Tuesday.
Inside a bright operating room, Dr. Christina Jenkins gripped her surgical clamp, ready to remove a skin graft. With her was a scrub tech, an anesthesiologist, and, across the operating table, the attending physician — a veteran trauma and burn surgeon.
The grandmother, tears in her eyes, had to look away as she whispered to her doctor what had happened. She had come across some oxycodone pills and relapsed into opioid use, decades after entering recovery. “I need help,” she said.
It took nearly 27 years, but Caitlin Duvall finally had it all figured out. After traveling the world, studying the culinary trade at one of France’s premier schools, Duvall had found her career target: healthcare administration.
Victoria Calo is just 20 years old and already has her life planned out. The current University of Delaware junior will graduate with a degree in exercise science next year and then almost immediately return to the classroom as a graduate student in a physician...