An experienced nurse Julie Thao was taking care of 16-yeas old Jasmine Gant who was about t give a birth. Thao is accused of making a mistake that had terrible and tragic result on the life of a pregnant teenage, unborn child, Gant’s family, health care, and Thao’s life. Thao mistakenly gave Gant an epidural anesthetic intravenously instead of an IV antibiotic for a strep infection. Within minutes of receiving the epidural IV, Gant suffered seizures and died. Her child, a boy, was delivered by emergency Caesarean section and survived. So what caused this tragedy to happen? According to investigation, Thao improperly removed the epidural bag from a locked storage system without authorization, she did not scan the bar code, which would have told
Indian-born liver surgeon Mr Agrawal, 43, worked at both the Royal Blackburn and Burnley General Hospitals. He was sent home on full pay in 2011 after he spoke out alleged dangerous working practices at his hospital. During his suspension, he contacted Labour MP Lucy Powell and Tory Sir Peter Bottomley.
Andrew Beckett is an established lawyer working at the largest law firm in Philadelphia. His employers are, at first, satisfied with his performance and promote him. At the time of this promotion Beckett has come in contact with the AIDS virus which has a high mortality rate. Beckett noticed the lesions that had formed on his skin, but chose to ignore them. One of his coworkers had noticed and suspected the possibility of Beckett having AIDS but said nothing. Beckett proceeds to take several days off to find a way to hide the lesions and work on files. All is well in Beckett’s work life until a mistake is made and a paper file goes missing with no digital copy, but is found just in time for court submission. His employers
The patient was initially admitted due to terminal cancer, his family wanted him to have a procedure, but he elected not to do so due to the risk of being in his mid-eighties. Instead, he remained in the hospital for comfort measures because the pain was unbearable without medication. His son did not accept the fact that his father was dying and this created family arguments about the care of the patient because the family did not believe the patient knew what he was doing by declining treatment.
Issue: Did Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company, LabOne, and Dr. J. Alexander Lowden have a duty to inform Gary and Renna Pehle that they were HIV-positive? Facts: Husband and wife, Gary and Renna Pehle were infected with HIV at the time they applied for life insurance with Farm Bureau Life
1/2 hours later, 15 year old Brenton Butler is arrested by Jacksonville police. Everything was against him he is identified by the only witness, Mr Stephens (Mrs. Stephens husband). For the investigators and the media who cover the story, it is just another messed up kid, just another wasted life. But when the case for the defense comes into the hands the lawyers, the story comes to be quite so usual. The boy states that he is innocent. He has bruises on his face. He tells that the detectives & officers beat him up and forced him to a confession out of him. & the one who hit the hardest is a certain Glover, Sheriff of Jacksonville. Everyone police, media and public opinion is ready to sentence Brenton Butler, but Patrick McGuinness begins a battle to restore his client's rights and to point an accusing finger at those he considers to be the real culprits detectives Williams, Glover and
Shannon, my manager and family law paralegal is quite the character. We work at a law firm where fairness and justice is essential to running a high profile, sophisticated, … firm.
The worker contacted Brittany Coleman, the sister of Jessica Farrand. Mrs. Coleman stated” I don’t think the children are being properly taken care of because Jessica is erratic, emotionally unstable, and she and Steven Burke both have a drug and alcohol problems”. Mrs. Coleman stated “Jessica is in an abusive relationship with Steven and he has put a gash on her forehead so bad my mother had to take her to the hospital. Jessica originally told my mother she fell and got the gash, but later admitted to me it was from fighting with Steven”. Mrs. Coleman stated “Jessica doesn’t talk to her children, all she does is scream, yell, and curse at them they don’t get any help from her they’re defenseless”. Mrs. Coleman stated “The children live in
While tragic cases such as these place insurance companies, doctors, legislators and families in an ethical and legal dilemma, it is the lawyers who pursue a common practice known as "ambulance chasing," that causes the root of all of these problems. Having originally acquired its name from personal injury lawyers, this immoral method is applied when a law firm contacts a recent accident victim and pries them into taking their cases to court. In many states, laws have been instilled that ban ambulance chasing - specifically accident victims - however money-hungry lawyers have found ways to outthink the system. Hubbard is a perfect example of such a lawyer. Hubbard and her hired associates have visited hundreds of businesses, which offer services to the public. Prying their way into restaurants, malls, and medical offices, to name a few, they search for deficiencies that do not comply with the 1990 American Disability Act. By law in the state of California, one is able to prosecute for up to $250,000 for "pain and suffering" in addition to the $100,000 in penalty fees. In a sense, many of these cases end up being more like insurance fraud. Since many of these large corporations have insurance that cover potential cases like these, most of
I was disturbed by the article I read on Medscape because many lives were affected by this physician action. Dr. Fata is an oncologist practicing in Detroit, Michigan who became rich administering excessive or unnecessary chemotherapy to hundreds of patients even to those individuals who did not have cancer (Lowes, 2015). According to federal prosecutors, the excessive and unnecessary treatment, which went beyond chemotherapy was part of a massive criminal scheme that netted at least $17 million from Medicare and private insurers (Lowes, 2015). Dr. Fata performed each actions deliberately which was unethical. He took an oath to provide prudent care to the public which he fail short doing by affecting 553 patients. Besides affecting those individuals
In the Miami Dade Medicare fraud case the doctor was acquitted, and more than twenty other were convicted of falsifying patient medical record to indicate that the patients were eligible for Medicare services when actually they weren’t. The case came down to who the jury believed, the doctor who stated
Leaving Time was about a thirteen-year-old girl name Jenna Metcalf who is looking for her mom Alice who is a researcher for elephants. Jenna’s mom had left her when she was three years old and she has been saving up money to hire a detective to find her mom. Jenna
The doctor and his patient portray a troubled encounter that is subject to discussion. This short story reflects real or plausible issues comparable in real life. One example of such an event in Brooklyn when a construction worker filed a lawsuit against a hospital for subjecting him to a rectal exam against his wishes. According to his lawyer, the man begged,”please don’t do that’’ as he was held down, and he punched one of the doctors before being sedated and examined without consent. As a result the man allegedly developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the experience.(Tsai,1) Given to the poor man’s circumstance and how the medical professionals treated him, you can now see how unfit doctors can be to their own patients.
Dr. Gilbert’s first head position came in the year nineteen ninety-nine as St. Claude Medical Center’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Gilbert would have an immense up hill battle ahead as the new leader of his hospital that was extremely poor in it’s ability to take care of it’s patients. Additionally, all but one physician terminated their employment at St. Claude due to all of this the government was getting ready to close down the hospital. This bleak situation would make even a veteran C.E.O. shudder, let alone a rookie C.E.O. However, according to Dr. Gilbert, “I was to stupid to know better to take on a job of this magnitude.” After three long years of treating mainly patients of violent crimes, infectious diseases and effects of extreme poverty St. Claude became a successful hospital and exceeded all regularity requirements while giving treatment to Ninth Ward residents, which is a well known impoverished area filled with high criminal activity. Dr. Gilbert would sell his hospital after his three years of ownership and continue his career as a C.E.O. in Indiana.
“The definition of a health professional is a person who works to protect and improve people’s health by the diagnosis and treatment of illness to bring about a complete recovery from mental, physical and social perspectives, either directly or indirectly (Kurban, 2010, pg. 760).” Nurses in the community today have acquired an increasing responsibility to intervene with medical decisions. In the past, there were clear differences between nurses and doctors. It was more common for a nurse to be supervised directly under the physician. They are not just performing Doctor’s orders anymore. The nurse role in patient care has been widely expanded. Allegations against someone can be one of the most stressful moments of their careers. Negligence