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  • Vindicated Katrina Doc Tells Her Story

    08/27/2007 10:04:28 AM PDT · by Melpomene · 290 replies · 3,468+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug 25, 2007 | Julie Scelfo
    The conditions were unbearable. Inside the hospital it was pitch black, with odors, smell, human waste everywhere. It was very rancid. You would take a breath in and it would burn the back of your throat. The patients were very sick. That’s when we had to go from triage to reverse triage because we came to realize if patients aren’t being evacuated, [we had to deal with what we had]. Basically it was a general consensus that we’re not going to be able to save everybody. We hope that we can, but we realize everybody may not make it out.
  • Medical experts never testified in Katrina hospital deaths

    08/26/2007 11:12:24 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 234 replies · 2,426+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/26/07 | Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
    (CNN) -- A New Orleans grand jury that declined to indict a doctor on charges that she murdered patients in the chaotic days after Hurricane Katrina never heard testimony from five medical experts brought in by the state to analyze the deaths. All five concluded that as many as nine patients were victims of homicide. In detailed, written statements, the five specialists -- whose expertise includes forensic medicine, medical ethics and palliative care -- determined that patients at Memorial Medical Center had been deliberately killed with overdoses of drugs after Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005. The grand jury had...
  • ‘Everybody May Not Make It Out’

    08/25/2007 3:41:44 PM PDT · by metmom · 55 replies · 1,980+ views
    Newsweek/MSNBC.com ^ | Aug 25, 2007 | Julie Scelfo
    Dr. Anna Pou was accused of murdering nine patients in a New Orleans hospital wracked by Katrina, but a grand jury declined to indict her. Now she gives her side of the story. Aug. 25, 2007 - The tragic deaths at New Orleans’s Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina are among the most notorious examples of the vast human suffering that resulted from the destruction of the levees and the flooding of the city—and the government’s incompetent response to the disaster. At least 34 people died in the hospital awaiting evacuation and it wasn’t long before dark rumors began circulating...
  • No Indictment in Katrina Hospital Deaths

    07/24/2007 1:45:52 PM PDT · by LM_Guy · 34 replies · 784+ views
    Ap News ^ | 07/24/07 | MARY FOSTER
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A grand jury refused on Tuesday to indict a doctor accused of murdering four seriously ill hospital patients with drug injections during the desperate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, closing the books on the only mercy-killing case to emerge from the storm. Dr. Anna Pou acknowledged administering medication to the patients but insisted she did so only to relieve pain. Pou (pronounced "Poh") and two nurses were arrested last summer after Attorney General Charles Foti concluded they gave "lethal cocktails" to four patients at the flooded-out, sweltering Memorial Medical Center after the August 2005 storm. The decision...