Dr. Andy

Reflections on medicine and biology among other things

Saturday, April 09, 2005


Coroner Dr. Cyril H. Wecht yesterday changed his ruling in the deaths last month of inmates Amy Sartori, 31, of Mount Washington, and Valeria Whetsell, 51, of Wilkinsburg. He initially ruled they died after mixing cleaning products that formed deadly fumes, but additional tests showed the women had the flu and then developed an infection caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, which caused their deaths
I'm not a pathologist, but it seems like it should be relatively easy to tell the differnce on autopys between inhalation of toxic chemicals and infection.

Wonder if there is any relation to this headline, also on the front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette today:
Wecht's offices raided by FBI


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