Thursday, October 27, 2005

Subpoenas issued in hospital deaths.

The state attorney general's office subpoenaed 73 employees of Memorial Hospital on Wednesday as part of its investigation of deaths at hospitals and nursing homes in the New Orleans area during and after Hurricane Katrina.

The subpoenas were "for all levels of personnel" and included doctors, nurses and support staff, said Kris Wartelle, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Charles Foti.

They included people who were at the hospital during the storm and its aftermath "or they knew something about it," Wartelle said.

"All we can say is that we had to issue the subpoenas to get those people to talk to us," she said.
The attorney general's office will get to the bottom of the rumors about euthanasia.

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