October 8th, 2012

Minnesota Lawmakers Want Lou Gehrig’s medical Records

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Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's death was attributed to ALS but some lawmakers are trying to force the Mayo Clinic into giving up his medical records…Rep. Phyllis Kahn says the records "probably won't show anything but just in case they might it's ridiculous not to look at them." Mayo Clinic spokesman Nick Hanson e-mailed the Associated Press that "patient medical records should remain private even after the patient is deceased."

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USA Today by Reid Cherner

Tags: A.L.S., Associated Press, Legal / Leadership, Lou Gehrig's Disease, medical records, Nick Hanson, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, USA Today

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