A personal injury lawyer was allowed back into the U.S by a customs agent despite being red flagged by the Department of Homeland Security. The lawyer contracted the rare disease while traveling abroad for his wedding and honeymoon. This particular strain of tuberculosis is extremely resistant to standard antibiotics and requires immediate treatment. Knowing that his life was in jeopardy, the lawyer cut his honeymoon short and immediately took a flight to Canada. He then rented a car and crossed the border into the U.S. A customs agent allowed him to cross despite being notified by his computer that this person should be detained. Fellow flight passengers are currently being tested for the infectious disease. If tests results come back positive, a lawsuit may be brought against the government for allowing this infectious person to fly. The lawyer is being held at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado for treatment.
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