Talk About Consumptive

By May 31, 2007Briefly Legal

So the patient diagnosed with a drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis, who ignored doctors’ instructions not to travel on a commercial flight back to the United States, is a personal injury lawyer?

[Andrew] Speaker said in a newspaper interview that he knew he had TB when he flew from Atlanta to Europe in mid-May for his wedding and honeymoon, but that he did not find out until he was already in Rome that it was an extensively drug-resistant strain considered especially dangerous.

Despite warnings from federal health officials not to board another long flight, he flew home for treatment, fearing he wouldn’t survive if he didn’t reach the U.S., he said.

He was quarantined May 25, after his return from his honeymoon, in the first such action taken by the federal government since 1963.

Consider, if you will, the class action ….