Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Faulty Blood Tests in Denver

I recently posted my thoughts on why I became a criminal defense attorney. A recent story from the Denver Post reaffirms the importance of having good, critical defense attorneys.

An internal review of blood tests performed in Colorado Springs showed that at least 82 tests showed a higher blood-alcohol content than they should have. Hundreds of other samples are being retested to find out whether the problem manifested in other cases as well.

The Colorado Springs lab that performed these tests should be commended for trying to correct its mistakes. But this case shows that there is no such thing as a fool-proof test.

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