Vol. 17 Nbr. 6, June 2009
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- Psychiatric nursing: facility followed the standard of care, patient's suit dismissed.
- Narcotics: death blamed on nurses' failure to monitor.
- Respiratory depression: nurse failed to monitor, chart vitals while giving versed.
- Post surgical care: nurses waited to report drop in blood pressure.
- Stroke: nurses did not attend to patient.
- Supervised visits: patients' privacy rights.
- Drug-seeking behavior: patient was not defamed by chart notes.
- Theft: nursing home employee was defamed by her former employer's comments.
- Unclaimed body: Court validates family members' right to sue.
- Family and medical leave act: nurse's rights were violated.
- Public health: nurse's inability to drive is not a disability.
- Congestive heart failure: verdict faults nursing care.
- Fall: jury finds no nursing negligence.
- Labor/delivery: nurses did not advocate.
- Nurse as expert witness: court was wrong to exclude her testimony.
- Seizures: SNF violated CMS regulations, civil monetary penalty upheld by US Court.
- Transfer: nurse did not report ob/gyn patient showing signs of abruption.
- Cerebral aneurysm: lawsuit faults E.R. personnel.
- Contraindicated use: lawsuit faults surgical staff.
- Sedated patient scalded in shower: Court finds evidence of negligence by obstetric nurse.