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January 19, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richie Phillips, attorney for Paul Westhead, said that in no place in Westhead's deposition does the former Loyola Marymount basketball coach say he asked Hank Gathers' cardiologist for a reduction in medication. Phillips' response came a week after Bruce Fagel, the attorney representing Gathers' family, said that if it were not for Westhead, "Hank Gathers would be alive today." But in excerpts of Westhead's deposition supplied to The Times by Phillips, Westhead did not ask for a reduction.
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December 7, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Hattori, the cardiologist who treated Hank Gathers, agreed to pay $1 million to Gathers' mother and son in order to drop him and his firm from the wrongful death suits filed against them and 12 other defendants in the death of the former Loyola Marymount basketball star. However, eight hours of settlement negotiations by the remaining parties Friday proved fruitless when Loyola's offer fell about $2 million short of the plaintiffs' expectations and barely matched Hattori's.
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February 2, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The murkiness surrounding the events leading to the death of Hank Gathers has been examined in the deposition testimony of Vernon Hattori, the cardiologist who treated him. Excerpts of Hattori's deposition, taken in connection with a wrongful-death suit filed by the Gathers family, detail a doctor-patient relationship that, in many cases, could only be verified by Gathers.
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December 5, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 months of legal haggling and halfhearted attempts at settlement, the multimillion-dollar lawsuits brought by the estate and family of Hank Gathers are ready for trial.
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March 8, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Michael Mellman signed a release to allow Hank Gathers to play basketball shortly before he returned to the Loyola Marymount team in late December, according to Loyola Athletic Director Brian Quinn. The release was signed upon the opinion of cardiologist Dr. Vernon Hattori and Dr. Charles Swerdlow, an electro-physiologist who works with Hattori.
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December 7, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vernon Hattori, the cardiologist who treated Hank Gathers, agreed to pay $1 million to Gathers' mother and son in order to drop him and his firm from the wrongful death suits filed against them and 12 other defendants in the death of the former Loyola Marymount basketball star. However, eight hours of settlement negotiations by the remaining parties Friday proved fruitless when Loyola's offer fell about $2 million short of the plaintiffs' expectations and barely matched Hattori's.
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June 22, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the two months since the family of Hank Gathers filed a $32.5-million suit charging negligence against 14 defendants, the 29 attorneys involved have not settled and are apparently headed to court. But a secondary issue dealing with First Amendment protection may land some of them in court as well.
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February 1, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embittered legal aftermath of the death of Hank Gathers took an unusual yet predictable twist Thursday when an attorney for Paul Westhead, the former Loyola Marymount basketball coach, filed a $1-million defamation-of-character suit against the attorney who represents the Gathers' family.
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December 5, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 20 months of legal haggling and halfhearted attempts at settlement, the multimillion-dollar lawsuits brought by the estate and family of Hank Gathers are ready for trial.
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April 21, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Beverly Hills attorney representing the family of Hank Gathers filed a $32.5-million suit Friday claiming the former basketball star died because of questionable and negligent medical practices, and a conspiracy between Loyola Marymount Coach Paul Westhead and doctors to ensure Gathers would continue playing.
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February 2, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The murkiness surrounding the events leading to the death of Hank Gathers has been examined in the deposition testimony of Vernon Hattori, the cardiologist who treated him. Excerpts of Hattori's deposition, taken in connection with a wrongful-death suit filed by the Gathers family, detail a doctor-patient relationship that, in many cases, could only be verified by Gathers.
SPORTS
February 1, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embittered legal aftermath of the death of Hank Gathers took an unusual yet predictable twist Thursday when an attorney for Paul Westhead, the former Loyola Marymount basketball coach, filed a $1-million defamation-of-character suit against the attorney who represents the Gathers' family.
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January 19, 1991 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richie Phillips, attorney for Paul Westhead, said that in no place in Westhead's deposition does the former Loyola Marymount basketball coach say he asked Hank Gathers' cardiologist for a reduction in medication. Phillips' response came a week after Bruce Fagel, the attorney representing Gathers' family, said that if it were not for Westhead, "Hank Gathers would be alive today." But in excerpts of Westhead's deposition supplied to The Times by Phillips, Westhead did not ask for a reduction.
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June 22, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the two months since the family of Hank Gathers filed a $32.5-million suit charging negligence against 14 defendants, the 29 attorneys involved have not settled and are apparently headed to court. But a secondary issue dealing with First Amendment protection may land some of them in court as well.
SPORTS
April 21, 1990 | MARYANN HUDSON and ELLIOTT ALMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Beverly Hills attorney representing the family of Hank Gathers filed a $32.5-million suit Friday claiming the former basketball star died because of questionable and negligent medical practices, and a conspiracy between Loyola Marymount Coach Paul Westhead and doctors to ensure Gathers would continue playing.
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March 10, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that Dobbins Tech High School in Philadelphia held a memorial service for Hank Gathers, an attorney for Gathers' family announced Friday he plans to file a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court against those he believes are responsible for the former basketball star's death. Gathers, 23, collapsed last Sunday during a West Coast Conference tournament game in Gersten Pavilion. The Loyola Marymount star died 1 hour 40 minutes later at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital.
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March 10, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the day that Dobbins Tech High School in Philadelphia held a memorial service for Hank Gathers, an attorney for Gathers' family announced Friday he plans to file a lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court against those he believes are responsible for the former basketball star's death. Gathers, 23, collapsed last Sunday during a West Coast Conference tournament game in Gersten Pavilion. The Loyola Marymount star died 1 hour 40 minutes later at Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital.
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March 8, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers has raised questions about the role physicians play in the arena of big-time college athletics. Medical ethicists agree that if Gathers ignored the advice of a cardiologist that he should stop playing basketball, then there was little the physician could do to stop him outside of breaking an adult patient's right to privacy.
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March 8, 1990 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Michael Mellman signed a release to allow Hank Gathers to play basketball shortly before he returned to the Loyola Marymount team in late December, according to Loyola Athletic Director Brian Quinn. The release was signed upon the opinion of cardiologist Dr. Vernon Hattori and Dr. Charles Swerdlow, an electro-physiologist who works with Hattori.
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March 8, 1990 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Loyola Marymount basketball star Hank Gathers has raised questions about the role physicians play in the arena of big-time college athletics. Medical ethicists agree that if Gathers ignored the advice of a cardiologist that he should stop playing basketball, then there was little the physician could do to stop him outside of breaking an adult patient's right to privacy.
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