Skip to comments.Source: John Edwards has life-threatening heart condition
Posted on 01/13/2012 6:33:16 PM PST by tobyhill
A federal judge disclosed Friday that former presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition, a court source confirmed to CNN.
Edwards had sought a delay in his criminal corruption trial, scheduled to begin this month.
Attorneys and the federal judge met in a North Carolina courtroom Friday afternoon for a status hearing regarding the pending trial of Edwards, a former U.S. senator.
Edwards appeared at Friday's hearing. His lawyers had made the motion for a delay under seal, but some of its details were publicly revealed by the judge in the open hearing.
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Quite the coincidence.
The man faces a potential life sentence and that life sentence may not be that long.
He doesn’t have a heart. I guess you could die from that.
If he has a conscience, his stress over the way he treated Elizabeth while she was dieing probably contributed.
Just glad to know he has a heart--who knew?
This is the big one Elizabeth!
Commonly diagnosed among amoral narcissistic asshats.
And in other news - A LAWYER HAS A HEART!!! EVERYBODY PANIC!!!
HaHa, BS is correct
I feel sorry for the kids. Already lost their mother and now may lose their father. At least in jail, they would be able to visit and write letters. Now with the possibility of death the kids will be orphans at such a young age. They got a raw deal in life. Very awful news.
Why do I seem to doubt the “heart consition” story? It seems as though this scenario has become quite popular lately.
Pretty wild, isn’t it? All that wealth, the high quality of life that they had...it could all be snuffed out just that fast.
That is funny!
REMINDS ME OF THE TIME MY BROTHER AND I WAS CARRYING HIS BUDDY-SPRAINED AKLE-IN PAIN. Another buddy (we were all 10 years old at the time) came up and blurted out “he’s faking it you guys!”
I doubt it too. Wonder if it’s not just something like a-fluttering that can be helped pretty easily, but he’s whupping it up into a huge lawyer story. Wouldn’t that be SUCH a surprise?
He doesn’t want to join Elizabeth. She will kick his a$$
Can’t be. He doesn’t have a heart.
I’m wondering if it’s life threatening, how come his surgery isn’t until next month? I’d think you’d get it done asap!
Oh, jeez, it’s not ‘heart’ condition for fracks sake, it’s HAIR condition!
We all have a ‘life threatening’ heart condition...it’s called age.
There's a good possibility they would be in different places. I can't believe God would let a trial lawyer in.
It’s just a ploy to draw disability - can’t chase ambulances with a bum ticker.
My cousin is a prison dentist, so I know they have doctors. I’m sure the NC Department of Corrections could get Edwards a cardiologist — if he really needed one.
I don’t believe this. Everything associated with this man is a lie. You can look it up.
Is it possible that Satan needs an ambulance chaser real soon?
I’m not sure Elizabeth was let in either. Not to be judgemental, but from the things I read about her, she wasn’t exactly a saint either.
John Edwards made his fortune suing doctors with bogus claims and wooing juries with fake tears. Now his fate and future may be in the hands of doctors who must pay inflated insurance premiums to practice. God does have a sense of humor.
Maybe it happened whule screwing the new broad as his wife was fighting cancer-—how appropos
The pink pony in prison. Too good to be true.
This is judicial sophistry, not that such is uncommon to all judges i.e. lawyers. There are thousands plus men who have life threatening heart conditions but how many could be excused from a crime or just a trial for any crime because of such a condition. This is a standout example of judiciary personal miscarriage of justice. Newt is right on this one i.e. judges must be made to go by law for all people not just personal opinions. If they can’t/won’t, terminate there participation in the justice system.
Because if he had a heart condition that was truly ‘life threatening’ then the surgery would be done immediately or in the very near future, not a month from now.
Unless he can’t find a doctor who will operate on him. Then maybe he can just channel some dead doctor and get better on his own.
I didn’t think he had a heart.
Sure John, we believe you! And, I have a life-threatening male pattern baldness condition that prevents me also from serving time in the pokey!
So it is an arrhythmia that causes syncope/fainting and the operation would be ablation to burn the electrical node(s) generating the arrhythmia. can be aggravated by stress, and this wuss would get stressed by a hairdresser.
There are docs in NC who would refuse treating him- these are prob UNC where he did law school. Duke wouldn't treat him or the wife so she went to Boston. What a boring soap opera of arrogant a-holes— y’know, there for the working man in a state where the largest employer is govt- private cos. left because of tort pimps like him. Judge is obama appointee,
Edwards spent his life as a trial lawyer. He made a fortune from lawsuits and making life miserable for others his profession impacted.
He deserves all that is coming to him. Nothing more can be said.
Among those, she was a regular DUmpster poster.
With all the hate that implies.
I hope the POS needs to use a a fellow Shyster, no doctor should touch him.
If he doesn’t have the alleged conditioned, put his ass in jail until he does. If he does have the condition, let him have his operation so he lives long enough to serve his sentence.
Instant Karma ‘s gonna get you Johnny...
"This is what you get when you mess with us."