Two weeks ago we posted a note that we are researching a story about a conflict of interest which may have the effect of suppressing autopsy information indicative of malpractice by Spectrum Health. There appear to be three problems out there. First is whether malpractice resulting in the death of patients at Spectrum is more widespread than the public knows. Second is the cheating of families who request an independent autopsy after a family member dies at Spectrum. Third is the relationship of the Kent County medical examiner's office with an independent contractor named Dr. Steven Cohle.
We continue to receive more information about these problems and want to assure our readers that we will be reporting on this deadly serious matter in full. In the meantime, we encourage those of you who have experienced any of these problems to contact us by phone or e-mail.