TITLE

Grand jury saw Pou as hero, attorney says

PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Healthcare Risk Management;Sep2007, Vol. 29 Issue 9, p101
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Legal analysts say the grand jury's refusal to indict a doctor for murder in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina shows that the public views her actions differently than prosecutors. Nevertheless, the case could have a chilling effect on health care providers. • The doctor's attorney claims the charges were politically motivated. • Similar criminal charges still are possible after a disaster. • Good documentation may be the best defense. INSET: Pou says legal victory doesn't erase tragedy.
ACCESSION #
26352934

 

Related Articles

  • MERCY--OR MURDER? Meadows, Bob; Barnes, Steve; McCulley, Russell; Cardwell, Cary; Haederle, Michael; Lambert, Mark; Laney, Ruth; Richardson, Shannon // People;8/7/2006, Vol. 66 Issue 6, p54 

    The article reports that a doctor and two nurses at New Orleans (La.) Memorial Medical Center are accused of killing four patients by lethal injection during Hurricane Katrina. Anna Pou, Lori Budo and Cheri Landry are accused of administering lethal doses to four patients in the acute-care unit...

  • Life-altering decisions. Zigmond, Jessica // Modern Healthcare;7/24/2006, Vol. 36 Issue 29, p6 

    The article reports on the possible impact of murder arrests of three New Orleans healthcare workers in the healthcare industry as of July 2006. Attorney General Charles Foti Jr. held a news conference to announce that physician Anna Pou, and nurses Cheri Landry and Lori Budo, had been arrested...

  • What the Doctor Did. Skipp, Catharine; Campo-Flores, Arian; Garza-Morton, Audrey // Newsweek;7/31/2006, Vol. 148 Issue 5, p49 

    The article reports that a doctor and two nurses at New Orleans (La.) Memorial Medical Center are accused of killing four patients by lethal injection during Hurricane Katrina. Anna Pou, Lori Budo and Cheri Landry are accused of administering lethal doses to four patients in the acute-care unit...

  • Murder or Mercy? Hurricane Katrina and the Need for Disaster Training. Curiel, Tyler J. // New England Journal of Medicine;11/16/2006, Vol. 355 Issue 20, p2067 

    This article discusses the actions of medical personnel after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Physician, Anna Pou, and two nurses have been accused of second degree murder. The author describes conditions at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He compares these reports with first-hand...

  • A Doctor Says She Didn't Murder Her Patients. Scelfo, Julie // Newsweek;9/3/2007, Vol. 150 Issue 10, p9 

    The article discusses allegations that surgeon Anna Pou administered lethal doses of morphine to patients at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina. A grand jury would not indict Pou on charges of murder but civil suits are still proceeding. Pou states that...

  • Picking Up the Pieces.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 3;9/26/2005, Vol. 62 Issue 4, p2 

    The article discusses the effects of Hurricane Katrina that occurred in late August 2005 in the U.S. INSET: How Hurricanes Happen.

  • International Teddy Bear & Doll Auction.  // Teddy Bear & Friends;Jan/Feb2006, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p16 

    The article presents information on the relief efforts of various teddy bear associations for the victims of hurricane Katrina.

  • katrina VS. the superyachts. McCutcheon, Shaw // Yachting;Nov2005, Vol. 198 Issue 5, p92 

    Discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on superyachts docked at the shipyard of Trinity Yachts in New Orleans, Louisiana in September 2005.

  • Navy Establishes Task Force to Help Sailors, Families Affected By Hurricane Katrina. Fitzsimmons, Kristin // All Hands;Nov2005, Issue 1063, p6 

    Presents information on the establishment of a task force and many other relief programs to help sailors and families affected by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast region in the United States.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics