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Whistleblowers Sue Former Employer for Discrimination NURSING Expert Case

Whistleblowers Sue Former Employer for Discrimination

Two hospital nurses acting as whistleblowers decided to sue their previous employer in Kansas after they reported on a coworker’s allegedly unethical practices. When the two nurses came forward to their employer, a large hospital, and discussed a resident …

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection NURSING Expert Case

Doctors Fail to Follow Up on Lab Tests Indicating Infection

This case involves an elderly male patient that was admitted to the hospital for a suspected UTI related to indwelling catheter use. A urine culture was ordered by a nurse practitioner, however the patient was discharged before the results were reviewed. I …

Elderly Man Suffers Serious Injuries Due to Negligent Nursing Care NURSING Expert Case

This case involves an elderly man in Tennessee who suffered injuries after being lifted up improperly. The man had been bedridden for an extended period of time due to a degenerative nervous system condition. The man was to be transferred into a wheelchai …

Nursing Expert Discusses Post Surgical Bedsore Development NURSING Expert Case

This case involves an elderly woman who was admitted to the hospital in order to undergo a procedure to remove her kidney following a cancer diagnosis and attempted tumor cryoablation. The surgery went well, and there were no complications noted, however d …

Nurse Practitioner Fails to Diagnose Advanced Thyroid Cancer NURSING Expert Case

Nurse Practitioner Fails to Diagnose Advanced Thyroid Cancer

This case involves a middle-aged male patient in Idaho who had a previous medical history significant for diabetes and hepatitis c, who had been under the care of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. He was taking multiple medications to treat hi …

Hospital Hires Temporary Nurse With Criminal Record NURSING Expert Case

Hospital Hires Temporary Nurse With Criminal Record

This case takes place in Kansas and involves a registered nurse who had been placed in multiple jobs through a temporary staffing agency despite a record of negligent and dangerous conduct. The nurse had worked for a number of hospitals and outpatient medi …

Nursing Home Resident Dies Following Coumadin Overdose NURSING Expert Case

Nursing Home Resident Dies Following Coumadin Overdose

…  of atrial fibrillation who was admitted to a skilled nursing facility for long-term care. In addition to her atrial fibrillation, …  for an extended period of time. During her stay at the nursing home, the patient’s INR was never tested, due to the fact that the …

Patient is Injured After Misplaced IV Injects Medication into Soft Tissue NURSING Expert Case

This case involves a patient who suffered an extravasation injury while receiving IV chemotherapy. The nurse administering the IV therapy inserted the IV into a vein on the back of the patient’s hand. The patient immediately complained to the attending nur …