Vol. 16 Nbr. 5, May 2008
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- Patient hemorrhages, dies just out of the hospital: jury blames the discharge nurse.
- Narcotics diversion: nurse sues employer over confrontation, court dismisses the lawsuit.
- Patient suicide: nurse gave patient a razor, did not check back for three hours.
- Police sought access to patient: US appeals court rules nurse's actions were appropriate.
- Duty to supervise: court faults RN for failing to follow up on LPN's vitals.
- Fall into bathtub: jury blames care workers, not care consultant.
- Faulty transfer: femoral head dislodged.
- Fecal incontinence: hospital can terminate nurse for medical reasons.
- Hemostat left inside patient's body: jury faults nurses, not surgeon.
- Contractures: facility ruled not liable.
- Job change: no age, disability discrimination.
- Post-MI care: cardiologist ruled not liable.
- Pressure sores: facility liable.
- Whistleblower: court reviews fired LPN's lawsuit.
- Fire in O.R.: court puts burden of proof on caregivers.
- Labor & delivery: court places independent professional responsibilities on nurses.
- Cesarean delayed: $37,850,000 verdict for cerebral palsy.
- Cesarean delayed: $38,500,000 verdict for cerebral palsy.
- Delayed cesarean: nurse midwife found not liable.
- Delayed cesarean: nurse midwives found negligent.
- MRSA: court says infection is covered by worker's comp as an occupational illness.
- Patient falls: jury finds nursing assessment, care negligent, awards family $1,000,000 verdict.