Monday, July 27, 2009

Jury Verdict for Hospital That Sent Illegal Immigrant Back to Guatemala on Private Plane

There are a number of articles about a jury verdict in Martin County today. The ABA Journal article can be found here; an article in the SunSentinel can be found here and an article in the NY Times here.

The SunSentinel article described the facts as:
A hospital in Stuart that quietly chartered a plane and sent a seriously brain-injured illegal immigrant back to Guatemala over the objections of his family and legal guardian did not act unreasonably, a jury ruled today.
The first paragraph NY Times article is quoted below:
In a benchmark case dealing with the obligations of hospitals toward uninsured illegal immigrants, a jury in Stuart, Fla., decided Monday that Martin Memorial Medical Center did not act unreasonably when it chartered a plane and repatriated a severely brain-injured Guatemalan patient against the will of his guardian.


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