Vol. 16 Nbr. 6, June 2008
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- One-person vs. two-person assists: court discusses the nursing standard of care.
- Cardiac care: monitor off for thirty minutes, patient arrests, dies.
- Fluid overload: hypoglycemic neonate seizes, is left with neurological injuries.
- Insulin drip: IV discontinued, injections not started, patient arrests.
- Medication mix-up: nurses continue Demerol IV, post-appendectomy patient seizes, dies.
- Post-op care: failure to monitor leads to amputation of pediatric patient's leg.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus: L & D nurses, physician faulted for mismanagement of high-risk delivery.
- Flash sterilization: patient burned, jury blames the nurses, not the surgeon.
- Intubation: dentures not removed, jury faults nurses, physicians.
- Passy Muir speaking valve: device inserted negligently by nurse, family sues for wrongful death.
- Labor practices: 'RNs demand safe staffing' buttons may be worn on campus, court says.
- Whistleblower: lawsuit dismissed.
- Whistleblower: terminated staffer gets settlement.
- Canavan disease: wrongful birth lawsuit faults nurse's prenatal screening.
- Nurse as beneficiary of patient's will: nurse found guilty of undue influence, will is invalid.
- Spina bifida: patient told not to take prenatal vitamins.
- Arbitration: nephew had no legal authority to sign, agreement thrown out.
- Employee complaints: court sees no forced resignation, rules nurse quit voluntarily.