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Monday, October 15, 2007

In case you missed it: fallout at McLean, biolab review, Kennedy surgery, cerebral palsy lawsuit

McLean Hospital is publicly facing the fall-out from one of the more tawdry chapters in its nearly 200-year history. Last week, Partners HealthCare, the parent company of McLean, conducted a review of Dr. Jack M. Gorman's brief tenure to reassure state regulators that he had not sexually abused patients there.

State environmental regulators are taking the unusual step of commissioning a prestigious national panel of scientists to independently review a research laboratory being built in the South End where the world's deadliest germs will be studied.

Senator Edward M. Kennedy
is "expected to make a full recovery" following surgery early Friday to clean out a partially blocked neck artery that put him at risk of a stroke, according to his surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A Brockton boy who was born with severe brain damage at Brigham and Women's Hospital has been awarded $26.5 million by a Suffolk County jury who saw the nearly blind 10-year-old child wheeled into the courtroom with a feeding tube in his stomach.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 06:20 AM
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