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Negligence in the workplace

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1 Negligence in the workplace on Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:58 pm

pink angel 027


Arresto Menor
hello everyone! i would like to ask your opinion regarding this case. a nurse endorsed to the other nurse a patient from the surgical ICU. she told the other nurse that the central venous pressure line (CVP line) was already out. one of the orders in the chart was to give the patient a continuous osteorized feeding via a jejunostomy tube. she did prepare for the feeding. however, she attached the feeding to the CVP line instead. the patient experienced difficulty of breathing and was intubated. she was about to endorse the patient to the incoming nurse when this nurse noticed that the feeding was attached to the CVP line instead. they called the doctors and the patient was placed again in the surgical ICU. as of today, the patient's condition is stable though he cannot tolerate it when the they try to wean him from the ventilator. this nurse is currently under investigation. i would like to know if this nurse can do something (legal matters) to prevent her expulsion from the hospital or worse, the revocation of her license, thank you for your help.

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2 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:38 pm

udmlaw


Reclusion Temporal
Which nurse are we talking about? I am sorry i got lost there. The incoming nurse or the outgoing nurse?

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3 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:52 am

pink angel 027


Arresto Menor
the outgoing nurse

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4 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:00 pm

attyLLL


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can't pretend to understand what these lines are about but it seems clear that the patient was put in harmful situation.

under labor law, a person can be terminated for neglect if it is gross and habitual. so the defense will be that there is no habitual negligence. however though, there have been cases that one act of negligence caused so much damage that the courts have allowed termination even if there was no habituality. i am not sure how bad the patient was harmed so it will be up to the hospital authorites to determine this.

another measure used in medical cases is the "standard of care" in treating a patient. again, not sure if the usual procedure was followed.


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5 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:17 pm

pink angel 027


Arresto Menor
thank you so much for your help! according to this nurse, there has been a notice from her supervisor that she will be terminated from the hospital. can we still prevent this from happening? how can we prove that there is no habitual negligence? can she get a lower form of sanction instead of being terminated? how will she know that a proper procedure regarding her case is being done by the hospital authorities?

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6 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Sat Jul 23, 2016 12:43 pm

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you can't stop them from terminating her. you can only file a complaint afterwards.


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7 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:04 pm

pink angel 027


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dear everyone!

my friend is really in trouble right now. the hospital already talked to her and said that she would be terminated from work and she would shoulder the expenses. the patient stayed in the ICU for more than a week and there were a lot of medications as well as procedures that were done to the patient. now, she is being asked to write a letter stating why she should not be terminated. she said that she is willing to resign but to be terminated would be very difficult for her career for she will not be accepted in other hospitals.

my question now would be: can you suggest someone who can help her with this? where can we get a lawyer for a lower price? is there a public lawyer or something?

thank you very much for you kindness. please pm me or reply if you have answers to my question. thank you

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8 Re: Negligence in the workplace on Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:05 pm

attyLLL


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you can go to the PAO, IBP or law schools.


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