WHO TRIED TO INFLUENCE THE COURT OR JURORS?
This is unbelievable! I don’t know which side was “playing dirty” but if the guilty party is ever identified they should be sent to jail!
122 medical malpractice cases had been filed against a former West Virginia osteopathic physician, Dr. John A. King. Separate suits were filed against Putnam General Hospital (at the time owned by HCA, Inc) for hiring Dr. King. In August a civil jury found Putnam General Hospital negligent for hiring Dr. John A. King. That verdict exposes the hospital to the lawsuits alleging King harmed or even killed patients through unnecessary surgery and other malpractice during his six months there.
Now it gets dirty and the Internet video website Youtube comes into play! It appears someone posted video depositions of several plaintiffs along with other video clips purporting to show some plaintiffs engaging in activities they testified they could not engage in due to injuries suffered as a result of Dr. King’s negligence. The only problem is the video was shot at great distance and it is difficult to determine whether the individuals in the video are actual plaintiffs in the cases. The problem created by the release of these videos is that three weeks earlier, Putnam County Circuit Judge O.C. Spaulding had barred both sides from releasing any information from the cases. The judge did not want potential jurors to be swayed by the videos even before the trial started.
The video that helped trigger the judge’s ruling had apparently been released by a media consultant hired by the defense! Read more about this story.