CNN Investigation Into Pediatric Deaths Sparks 2nd Libel Suit

June 07, 2016

A libel suit against CNN stemming from its investigation of child deaths following cardiac surgery at a Florida hospital could turn into a battle over statistics.

Attorneys for the former CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, say a faulty statistical analysis by CNN tainted its investigation titled “Secret Deaths: CNN Finds High Surgical Death Rate for Children at a Florida Hospital.” The hospital’s pediatric cardiac surgery program shut down and the hospital’s CEO resigned as a result of the report.