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  • Failure to Supervise

    From Seattle comes a cautionary tale of why it is necessary to take swift action when any allegation of a sexual nature is lodged against an employee.  Richard Garcia, a respiratory therapist, was charged with sexual abuse of a patient and pleaded guilty, receiving a six month jail sentence in the process.  His employer has not been so ...
    Posted to Legal Speak (Weblog) on May 11, 2011
  • No Third Chances

    I am dumbfounded by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  Media reports indicate that a 55 year old Kansas nurse is charged in a 10 count indictment with tampering with a consumer product and adulteration of drugs. She supposedly diluted morphine solutions intended for five patients at a skilled nursing facility. Okay, this much I ...
    Posted to Legal Speak (Weblog) on December 22, 2010
  • Dr. Alvarez's Deal

    The $9.13 Solution Suppose someone offered you this deal: You go to jail for thirty years in a federal prison, and we'll pay you X amount. How large would X have to be? In a federal prison you are told when to get up, when to go to bed, and what to eat. You're told where you can go. You're told what jobs you're going to ...
    Posted to Legal Speak (Weblog) on November 23, 2010