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Hospital pleased with finding in surgery scar case

August 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) Officials at a Rapid City hospital say they are pleased but not surprised that state officials have found no evidence that the hospital mistreated a man who claims the letters “KKK” were carved into his chest during heart surgery. Continue Reading

Seattle lawyers allowed to join SD surgical scars case

July 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A South Dakota judge is allowing three lawyers from Washington to help represent a Native American man who has filed a civil lawsuit claiming the letters KKK were carved into his stomach at a hospital.
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Lakota man sues Rapid City hospital over surgical scars

July 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY (AP) A lawyer for a Native American man who claims the letters KKK were carved into his stomach during surgery has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the South Dakota hospital where the operation took place, the hospital’s board of directors and others.
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Surgical scars some see as racist provoke SD march

May 23, 2012 in The Daily Republic

RAPID CITY Hundreds of people marched Monday in support of a man who says the letters KKK were carved into his stomach by a surgeon at a South Dakota hospital.
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