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Body cavity search

BOSTON — A federal judge refused to dismiss emotional distress claims against a hospital accused of subjecting a suspected drug dealer to two anal cavity searches without a warrant. The suspect testified that he now suffers from loss of sleep, difficulty eating, and suicidal thoughts due to the experience, and it remains disputed whether the attending physician who performed the searches was employed by the hospital.

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