Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Katrina Hospital Deaths and Medical Ethics

It's being reported that a doctor and three nurses have been arrested and booked because of the deaths of patients at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans. (HT Drudge)

A doctor and two nurses have been arrested in connection with the deaths of patients at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina hit the city, the Louisiana attorney general's office said Tuesday.

The three were arrested late Monday and booked on suspicion of second- degree murder, said Kris Wartelle, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Charles C. Foti.

The prosecution must prove intent to gain a conviction in these cases. If intent is proved, the book should be thrown at these medical professionals.

Please don't forget to join me on Straight Talk on Right Talk Radio at 1 ET today. We will be discussing the present state of medical ethics.