Nurse spills hot coffee on newborn infant: jury finds nurse, facility negligent.

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A jury in the Superior Court, Maricopa County, Arizona awarded a verdict of $7,000 for a newborn infant scalded by hot coffee spilled on him by a nurse.

The jury heard arguments the nurse was negligent for bringing an open hot-beverage container into the newborn nursery.

The jury also heard arguments that the hospital was negligent for not establishing and enforcing a policy prohibiting caregivers from bringing open hot-beverage containers into patient care areas and anywhere near the...

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