Vol. 15 Nbr. 12, December 2007
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- Breast cancer: nurse manager not disabled, cannot sue for disability discrimination.
- Arbitration: family member had authority, cannot renege on agreement to arbitrate.
- IM injection: patient was standing.
- IM Phenergan: nurse followed standard of care, jury says.
- Post-surgical care: nurses monitored the patient, not responsible for paralysis.
- Alzheimer's: patient's death tied to caregivers' negligence.
- Aspiration pneumonia: hospital did not check dietary orders.
- Aspiration: nurses not at fault, followed physician's orders.
- Old fracture: nursing home had to have been negligent, court rules.
- Race bias: court sees hostile work environment.
- Race bias: court reiterates definition of discrimination.
- Religious discrimination: employee was offered reasonable accommodation.
- Insurance: nurse's own policy will pay first $100,000, court says.
- Patient falls: private-duty sitter does not lessen nursing home's duty.
- Sponge count: nurses liable along with the physician.
- Understaffing: court lets in the evidence.
- Fall: patient not restrained, court does not fault nurses.
- Hypoglycemia: patient left to die in the emergency department.
- Medication error: expert testimony is required.
- Sexual harassment: retaliation not allowed.
- Breach of confidentiality, co-workers' emails, charts: charge nurse terminated for just cause.
- Post-colonoscopy care: court upholds jury's verdict of no nursing negligence.