Vol. 16 Nbr. 7, July 2008
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- Patient's seizure: court rules nurse's slow response is neglect of a vulnerable adult.
- Nurse/therapist: patient awarded damages over improper sexual relationship.
- Patient safety: SNF did not enforce its own smoking rules, civil monetary penalty imposed.
- Patient suicide: family obtains settlement.
- Acute pancreatitis: patient's lawsuit alleges sub-standard nursing care first day in the hospital.
- Coumadin: med started before lab tests back.
- Emergency care: hospital had no obstetric department, judge finds no negligence committed by E.R. physician or nurses.
- Failure to thrive: arbitrator finds no negligence.
- Code: crash cart not stocked, other equipment non-functional, patient dies, family sues.
- Pressure sores: court case points out importance of hydration and nutrition.
- Pressure sores: court case relates patient's death to sub-standard skin care.
- Anemic patient left unattended in shower: hospital pays settlement for nurses aide's negligence.
- Cardiac patient left unattended on commode: jury awards damages for nurse's negligence.
- Deep vein thrombosis: patient's death tied to nursing negligence.
- Psychiatric nursing: patient dies during 'take-down,' US Court imposes supervisory responsibility, liability on nurses.
- Death of patient: court rules nurse was unfairly denied the right to respond to the charges.
- L & D: nurses denied patient's request for c-section, $3,500,000 settlement awarded.