Vol. 16 Nbr. 11, November 2008
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- Medicare/medicaid: SNF was not treated fairly, court nixes civil monetary penalty.
- IV: systemic infection linked to nursing negligence.
- Overdose: nurse charged in patient's death, hospital held liable.
- Patient falls: jury finds no nursing negligence.
- Labor & delivery: original strips, chart notes not available, court sees no spoliation of evidence.
- Psych meds: court discusses grounds for involuntary administration.
- Disability discrimination: factors unique to one job environment do not create a legal disability, court says.
- Disability discrimination: PTSD, alcohol not disabling.
- Age discrimination: court evaluates hospital's policies.
- Chemical dependency: evidence not conclusive, license restored.
- Disability discrimination: back problem, lifting restriction is not a disability.
- Labor & delivery: fetal monitor discontinued while cervidil in use, jury finds no negligence.
- Labor & delivery: fetal monitor discontinued, jury finds no negligence.
- O.R.: chart review is a nursing responsibility.
- Heparin: no physician's order, patient dies after GI hemorrhage.
- Medicare/medicaid: CMS accepts Det Norske Veritas, Inc. for hospital accreditation.
- Patient vs. patient assault: court sees grounds to fault nursing facility.
- Psych patient elopes: jury finds facility not liable.
- E.R.: premature discharge allegedly caused MVA, jury disagrees.
- Fall: hand sanitizer dripped on floor of corridor, or so suit claimed.
- Home health: nurse charted findings before actually seeing patient, termination upheld.