Vol. 16 Nbr. 4, April 2008
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- Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia: nurses not properly trained, court sees negligence.
- Dementia: patient drank poison, jury gives family $3,000,000.
- Fall: no bed alarm, patient gets settlement.
- Miscarriage: lawsuit raises questions re hospital's handling of the remains.
- Abuse: court says that home health nurse did not willfully abuse her patient, nursing board's charges dismissed.
- Sponge Count: nurse reported the problem after closure, court finds no negligence.
- Home health: professional staff get overtime pay.
- Seventh Day Adventist: court finds no discrimination.
- Sexual harassment: facility not liable, took appropriate action.
- Association discrimination: nurse fired over spouse's medical bills has right to sue.
- Union activities: hospital guilty of interference.
- Fall: brain-injury patient left alone on commode.
- Fall: dementia patient left alone.
- No consent: patient can sue.
- Preeclampsia: $22,000,000 verdict for patient's death.
- Stroke: nurses did not report patient's status to physician.
- Cervical cancer: physician did not read pap smear results, jury returns $30 million verdict.
- Decubitus ulcers: home health nurse's care ruled negligent.
- Fall: verdict for the defense.
- Hostage crisis: court says nurse can sue over substandard law enforcement training.
- Nurse did not investigate patient's insurance: lawsuit thrown out.
- Patient photographed without consent: court says patient's privacy rights were violated.