Vol. 16 Nbr. 3, March 2008
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- Disability discrimination: court challenges hospital's full-release-for-duty policy.
- Insulin overdose: arbitration award for family of deceased.
- Post-partum care: patient's death tied, in Part, to nursing negligence.
- Prescription error: nurse caught the mistake, lawsuit dismissed.
- TPN overdose: nurse gave 10x ordered dose, large verdict.
- Abuse: no intent, no patient abuse, court says.
- Alcohol withdrawal: nursing care faulted.
- Alzheimer's: elopement, death lead to settlement.
- Emergency: hospital drops 'rescue team' defense, pays settlement.
- Gestational diabetes: all caregivers cleared of negligence.
- Maternal fever, cesarean delay: settlement paid by hospital.
- Discrimination: hospital not required to accommodate LPN's disability.
- Post-mortem care: nurse fired over handling of miscarriage wins discrimination lawsuit.
- Confidentiality: former employee barred from seeing charts.
- Deep vein thrombosis: court rules patient's nurses met the legal standard of care.
- Sexual assault: hospitals liable.
- Arbitration: agreement thrown out, family member no authority to sign.
- Defensive charting: court says errors do not prove negligence.
- Whistleblower: nursing director's suit dismissed.
- Choking: disabled patient known to have problems, was not supervised while eating.
- Discrimination: chemical dependency does not require accommodation.
- Discrimination: nurses can be held liable in a physician's lawsuit, court says.