Vol. 16 Nbr. 12, December 2008
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- Post-surgical nursing care: court reinstates jury verdict for the deceased's family.
- Defibrillator: code team nurse fired.
- Family member panics: license suspended, nurse refused to contact the doctor.
- Lyme disease: jury finds clinic nurse practitioner did not depart from standard of care.
- Psych nursing: crisis-line nurse ruled not liable in patient's wrongful-detention lawsuit.
- Nurse as patient's advocate: RN's license suspended for incompetence, gross negligence.
- Compartment syndrome: nurses reported the signs but did not advocate for the patient.
- Labor & delivery: staff nurse did advocate for the patient.
- Deep vein thrombosis: elderly patient died following Lasik eye surgery.
- Fall: nursing home did not secure bed from rolling.
- Informed consent: perioperative nursing notes compel dismissal of medical-battery lawsuit.
- Race discrimination: court awards damages to Caucasian nurse who was harassed on the job by African-American co-workers.
- Arbitration: patient was incompetent, wife held power of attorney, case ordered into arbitration.
- Nurse as patient, malpractice plaintiff: jury imposes a higher standard for contributory negligence.