Vol. 15 Nbr. 5, May 2007
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- ICU nursing: death of patient post-CABG surgery tied to substandard nursing care.
- Cunningham clamp: facility faulted for inadequate patient teaching.
- EMTALA: court says nurse practitioner properly discharged ER patient.
- Cerebral palsy: patient drowns in bathtub in developmental center.
- Elopement: psych patient's family awarded $12,000,000 for wrongful death.
- Patient assault in long term care: facility held liable.
- Patient falls: family obtains settlement.
- Unrestrained stroke patient falls from bed: jury rules caregivers not negligent.
- Sign-language interpreters: court says deliberate indifference required for patient to sue.
- Labor & delivery: newborn's cerebral palsy tied directly to nursing negligence.
- Preeclampsia: nurse gave pitocin, ordered to pay share of verdict.
- Prenatal test: fax to doctor's office not enough.
- High-risk pregnancy: death of newborn tied, in part, to nursing negligence.
- Pitocin: nurses broke hospital rules, large verdict for patients.
- Misconduct: nurse gave unfamiliar med without looking it up, termination for cause upheld.
- Patient abuse: nurse used pillow to muffle patient's cries.
- Resident unbuckles chair safety belt, falls: facility ruled negligent.