Vol. 17 Nbr. 7, July 2009
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- Disability discrimination: court rules that deaf patient has grounds to sue hospital.
- E.R.: nurses, physicians failed to catch impending stroke.
- Emergency room: nursing care, hospital procedures in compliance with EMTALA.
- Psych patients not supervised: penalty upheld.
- Suicide: gun brought onto psych unit, patient was not searched returning from five-hour pass.
- Nurse as expert witness: court widens nurses' role in the courtroom.
- Post-op care: nurse should have been able to intubate a patient.
- Employment discrimination: white male nurse's case thrown out.
- General power of attorney: family member can consent to arbitration.
- Misuse of residents' credit cards: nursing home did not commit malicious prosecution.
- Power of attorney for healthcare decisions: family member cannot consent to arbitration.
- Dialysis: nurse cancelled order for lab work.
- Living will: court finds fault with care planning.
- Mother, newborn in car, infant dropped: hospital pays settlement.
- Operation on wrong knee: court faults surgical nurse.
- Discrimination: nurse did not file complaint with EEOC.
- Fall: nursing home settles.
- Labor & delivery: nurse applied fundal rather than suprapubic pressure.
- Labor & delivery: nurse waited to report to the obstetrician.
- Labor & delivery: student nurse did not know how to read the monitor.
- Catheter-related urinary tract infections: new CDC guideline.
- Gender-based shift assignments: male aide's bias lawsuit thrown out.
- Prenatal care: court faults clinic's practices for screening patients re current medications.