Vol. 15 Nbr. 10, October 2007
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- Disability discrimination: quad on ventilator could not communicate with his caregivers.
- ECT: patient burned, cause disputed.
- Twin delivery: nurses ruled not at fault.
- US False Claims Act: nurse's suit thrown out.
- Involuntary restraint: court dismisses suit.
- Suicide in psychiatric facility: jury finds psychiatric patient's caregivers not at fault.
- Fall care plan: documentation was missing that plan was carried out.
- Neonatal intensive care: nurses, physicians failed to diagnose imperforate anus.
- Bowel obstruction: nurses advocated for pediatric patient, physicians to pay settlement.
- Patient's fall: patient should not have been left alone, mishandled.
- Dehydration: jury faults nursing facility for patient's death.
- Home health: nurse can sue for dog bite.
- IM injection: court accepts nurse's expert opinion.
- Nurse spills hot coffee on newborn infant: jury finds nurse, facility negligent.
- Race discrimination: facility's nurses were not treated differently based on race.
- Whistleblower: court discusses CNA's rights.
- Failure to diagnose stomach cancer: nurse practitioner partly to blame.
- Nurse's abusive response to call bell: termination ruled justified.
- Skin breakdown: facility hit with substantial judgment for poor nursing care, documentation.