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Gag orders can do more harm than good
The gag order issued in the recent malpractice trial against cardiologist Mark Midei didn't prevent media from dredging up the disgraced doctor's past, from describing how he lost his medical license or how he has been sued by hundreds of former patients for allegedly performing improper stent procedures. It didn't keep his former employer's name — St. Joseph Medical Center —or the name of the Towson hospital's former parent, Catholic Health Initiatives, out of the papers.
November 11, 2013