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January 20, 2010 | By Carol J. Williams
A private prison housing mothers with infant children is responsible for providing the babies with necessary medical care, a state appeals court has ruled. The ruling last week by the 4th District Court of Appeal also held that California might be liable if on-site state employees are negligent, as alleged in the case of a 5-week-old girl who suffered permanent lung damage when jailers refused to take her to a hospital for more than a week after she developed breathing problems. Six privately run facilities for incarcerated mothers house about 150 children under age 6, but half of them were created without specific provisions obligating the companies managing them to provide healthcare for the children, said Carol Strickman, staff attorney for Legal Services for Prisoners With Children.
March 14, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
Orange County and Ventura outpaced Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Bakersfield in a national score card looking at how area hospitals, doctors and insurance companies manage patient care and costs. The Commonwealth Fund, a New York foundation that studies the U.S. healthcare market, ranked 306 communities nationwide on key areas of health system performance, such as whether patients are getting timely preventive care and avoiding unnecessary hospital stays and whether healthcare is affordable.
December 6, 2007 | Ashley Powers and Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writers
When Nevada death row inmate Charles Randolph asked for a specific medicine to address his heart condition earlier this year, Max Carter, the prison's physician assistant, sent a curt reply: The medication was the wrong kind and potentially lethal, but he would be happy to prescribe it "so that your chances of expiring sooner are increased." When another prisoner, John O.
October 16, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart is under professional counseling and medical care in the wake of allegations that he picked up a prostitute in Indio, Calif., last weekend, his son announced Tuesday. Donnie Swaggart told employees at the Swaggart Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La., that his father had temporarily turned over control of the ministry to him and that Swaggart's board of directors would be restructured--but that neither Swaggart, 56, nor his wife, Frances, 54, would be members.
September 22, 1989 | From Times wire services
The denial of food, water and lifesaving medical care to babies with disabilities is a "significant civil rights problem" demanding greater supervision of doctors, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission said today.
June 14, 1986
Since I am Canadian-born, I am surprised to note that the article does not state that the Canadian worker pays highly for this service. The article states that the Canadian government spends 8.6% of its gross national product this year alone ($39 billion) on medical and hospital care. But no mention is made that the large share is covered by the Canadian worker. This protection is not free. It is only free to the poor. LOUISE B. PHIPPS Los Angeles
June 14, 2007 | Richard Marosi, Times Staff Writer
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of immigrants detained at the San Diego Correctional Facility, claiming that denial of adequate medical care has led to disfiguring injuries, untreated illnesses and deaths. The lawsuit focuses on 11 detainees who lawyers say suffered needlessly because of the incompetence and indifference of officials at the facility.
November 1, 1985 | From Reuters
Three Soviet kidnap victims who were freed exhausted, barefoot and bearded after a monthlong captivity in Lebanon were under close medical care Thursday at the heavily-guarded Soviet Embassy. Yuri Souslikov, the Soviet charge d'affaires, who headed intensive efforts to obtain their release, told reporters that the men wept when they walked into the embassy Wednesday night.
February 23, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An unlicensed doctor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he bilked hundreds of immigrants by performing fake medical exams and injecting them with a saline solution that he claimed was a vaccine. Stephen Brian Turner is accused of taking $247,000 from 1,417 victims, most of whom thought they were receiving legitimate immigration checkups.
April 29, 2006
Cathy Seipp's "Battling Cancer -- and Blue Cross" (Current, April 23) should be required reading for President Bush, every member of Congress and the boards and stockholders of every pharmaceutical and insurance company. Add every healthy and fortunate citizen who's so far not had to face up to any of the tricks that life has a way of playing and decries the evils of "socialized medicine." They should also look at the plight of the lower-middle and middle-income senior who needs similarly expensive cancer and heart medications while struggling to keep her home, pay taxes and supplemental health insurance and remain independent.
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