Vol. 17 Nbr. 2, February 2009
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- Chemical sensitivity: court finds support for nurse's disability discrimination case.
- Morphine toxicity: elderly patient died from overdose, not from underlying illnesses.
- O.R.: infection had to have been caused by break in sterile technique.
- Retaliatory discharge: nurse practitioner not protected as whistleblower, court says.
- Discrimination: employer took prompt action, lawsuit dismissed.
- Frangrance allergy: court approves worker's comp claim.
- Harassment, patients vs. caregiver: housekeeper is awarded damages.
- Belligerent family member: jury nixes damages.
- Cauda equina Syndrome: nurse faulted for patient's paralysis.
- Post-surgical care: anoxic brain injury tied to nursing negligence.
- Trache care: nurse fell asleep, settlement paid for child's death.
- Bi-level positive airway pressure: nurses did not follow orders, faulted for patient's death.
- Fetal remains: court upholds parents' right to sue hospital.
- Transfusion: air injected into line, large verdict.
- Emergency medicine: court rules on scope of practice for nurse practitioners.
- Groshong catheter: patient's death tied to substandard care.
- Missing incident report: jury returns $9,000,000+ verdict after judge instructs the jury on spoliation of the evidence.
- Employee business expenses: Tax Court looks at The deductions claimed on nurse's federal income tax return.
- Pregnancy discrimination: all employees must be treated equally re light-duty work restrictions.