Vol. 17 Nbr. 4, April 2009
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- Pregnancy discrimination: light-duty policy must be applied uniformly, pregnant or not.
- Protective custody: hospital staff did not violate rights of intoxicated E.R. patient.
- UTI: negligent care implicated in patient's death from sepsis.
- Psychiatric commitment denied: disabled resident able to sue for malicious prosecution.
- Emergency room: Court accepts unusually detailed statement of the standard of care for nursing assessment of pediatric patients.
- EMTALA: nurses did not violate the law.
- Labor & delivery: lapse in fetal monitoring.
- Pathology: nurse faulted, did not send specimen to the lab.
- Diabetic patient dead from hypoglycemia: jury finds no nursing negligence.
- Facts conceled from family: no negligence, but civil fraud lawsuit can go forward.
- Premature hospital discharge: nurse faulted in patient's death.
- False-negative HIV test: patient suicide was not outside the realm of possibility, court says.
- Gunshot wound: jury faults care given in E.R.
- Weight gain: disabled patient obtains settlement.