Patricia Wen

Wen writes mostly about social service, family and health issues. She has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, once for feature writing and also as part of a team for national reporting. A Harvard graduate, Wen has also twice won the Casey Medal for coverage of children and family issues.

Latest stories

Advocates call for more oversight of medical examiners

By , Globe Staff

Top child-advocacy and pediatricians’ groups say medical examiners have too much power to issue or revise homicide rulings.

Medical examiners here can be a jury of one

By , Globe Staff

Forensic pathologists are given extraordinary freedom to make and and change their rulings, at times leaving trails of heartbreak and doubt.

Default ruling is issued against former Cambridge nanny

By , Globe Staff

Aisling Brady McCarthy has been sued by the parents of a baby who died in her care.

Ex-AG working on lawsuit for Cambridge family in baby’s death

By , Globe Staff

Former Mass. AG Martha Coakley has joined another lawyer pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of 1-year-old.