Nurses and pharmacists dismissed from civil cases


RORISM CENTER : “RIGHT WING EXTREMISM AND THE WEAVING ACROSS NATIONAL BOUNDARIES USING SOCIAL MEDIA IS SOMETHING THAT FOR GOVERNMENTS AND CLEARLY FOR TECH COMPANIES INVOLVED – IS A HUGE CRISIS.” NOW – A NATION WIDELY CONSIDERED ONE OF THE SAFEST PLACES IN THE WORLD — COPING WITH DEVASTATING TRAGEDY. BLAYNE ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON. COLLEEN: AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY – THAT GRUESOME VIDEO HAS BEEN SHARED ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS – INCLUDING FACEBOOK – YOUTUBE AND TWITTER. YOUTUBE SAID – THEY ARE WORKING VIGILANTLY TO REMOVE ANY VIOLENT FOOTAGE. COLLEEN: SOME OF THE NURSES AND PHARMACISTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY NAMED IN WRONGUL DEATH LAWSUITS AGAINST MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH… ARE BEING DROPPED FROM THOSE LAWSUITS. NBC4’S DAN PEARLMAN IS FOLLOWING THE STORY… AND JOINS US WITH WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THESE CASES GOING FORWARD. DAN: I’M TOLD THIS IS SOMETHING TYPICAL IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES. BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN THESE IN THEM. BUT NOW MANY OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARE BEING DROPPED THE LAWSUITS. ATTORNEYS ARE DISMISSING THE NURSES AND PHARMACISTS FROM 14 OF THE 24 CASES FILED TO DATE. I TALKED WITH ATTORNEY CRAIG TUTTLE HIS FIRM REPRESENTS THE FAMILIES IN THOSE 14 CASES. HE TOLD ME THIS IS LARGELY A PROCEDURAL ALSO ISSUING A STATEMENT TODAY. SHE WROTE ME… “THESE FILINGS ARE A COMMON STEP IN THE LITIGATION PROCESS WHEN INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY ENTITIES ARE PERSONALLY NAMED IN LAWSUITS. THE DISMISSAL OF THE INDIVIDUALS DOES NOT IN ANY WAY ALTER THE PROCEEDINGS OR MOUNT CARMEL’S DESIRE TO FIND OUT HOW THIS COULD HAPPEN AND ENSURE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.” DAN: IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE DR. HUSEL AND MOUNT CARMEL ARE STILL NAMED IN THESE LICENSING BOARDS. DP. THANKS DAN AND YOU MAY REMEMBER… YESTERDAY THE OHIO NURSING BOARD TOOK THE FIRST STEPS TOWARD DISCIPLINARY ACTION