Recent stories by Robert Little

8:23 PM EDT, July 3, 2010

St. Joseph, two others, had highest stent rates

Three hospitals have consistently outpaced all others in Maryland in the use of stents to treat heart patients, according to data obtained by The Baltimore Sun, raising questions as state regulators examine whether the expensive procedure is performed unnecessarily by some doctors.

December 5, 2009

Juror contact in '06 with Dixon, witness could cause mistrial

A juror who helped to convict Mayor Sheila Dixon of embezzlement participated in a public event with Dixon and a key prosecution witness three years ago, receiving a $324 prize in a sweepstakes sponsored by a city agency. The prior contact, which was not disclosed before the trial, could give the mayor's lawyers grounds to pursue a mistrial, legal experts say.

December 3, 2009

City Council president can only wait for other shoe to drop

Baltimore City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake can do little more than wait - at least publicly - before learning whether or when she becomes mayor.

6:06 PM EDT, May 22, 2010

Lawyers see St. Joseph's stent claims growing

The story Frank Ward tells about his medical history would sound familiar to just about any malpractice attorney in Baltimore.

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