Former ‘Early Show’ Anchor Loses Medical Lawsuit

By Andrew Gauthier 

Associated Press

Former CBS “Early Show” personality Mark McEwen is moving on with his life after a massive stroke nearly four years ago that abruptly ended his TV career. He’s written a book about his experiences and is trying to raise awareness about stroke warning signs and recovery.

But McEwen, 54, is now dealing with a fresh setback–the abrupt end to a court battle against the doctor who told him he had the stomach flu when he showed up at a Maryland hospital emergency room with stroke-like symptoms.

Two days after that hospital visit, McEwen boarded a flight home to Orlando, Fla., and suffered a massive stroke. His attorneys claim the stroke could have been prevented if McEwen had been given drugs including aspirin and anti-coagulates.

But U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz disagreed, ruling last week that those drugs were not effective enough in the short term to have made a difference in McEwen’s case. More…

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