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Patient in Utah Nurse's Arrest Controversy Dies

Nurse was arrested after refusing to draw his blood

(Newser) - A sad development in the Salt Lake City nurse arrest controversy: Bill Gray, the patient whose blood nurse Alex Wubbels refused to allow police to take without consent or a warrant, has died from the injuries he suffered in a July car crash. Gray, a reserve police officer with the... More »

Internal Affairs Report Slams Officer Who Arrested Nurse

He showed 'extremely poor judgment'

(Newser) - The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested a nurse for following hospital rules may be losing his job on the force as well as his paramedic job . An internal affairs report released Wednesday is extremely critical of both Detective Jeff Payne, who carried out the arrest, and watch commander... More »

Salt Lake City DA Wants FBI on Arrested Nurse Case

Alex Wubbels' civil rights may have been violated under 'color of law,' he says

(Newser) - The FBI has apparently gotten involved in the case of a Utah nurse arrested for not allowing a police officer to draw blood from a patient. Per KSL , Salt Lake City DA Sim Gill has reported he submitted a formal request to the agency to see if Alex Wubbels' civil... More »

Cop Who Arrested Nurse Fired From Paramedic Job

Jeff Payne 'violated several company policies'

(Newser) - The Salt Lake City police detective who arrested a nurse for simply doing her job has been fired from his other job. Mike Moffitt, president of Gold Cross Ambulance, says Jeff Payne has been fired from his part-time paramedic job because his actions "violated several company policies and left... More »

Video: Nurse Follows Hospital Rules, Gets Arrested

Alex Wubbels accuses Utah cop of illegally arresting and assaulting her

(Newser) - A Utah nurse is fighting back after she says she was assaulted and arrested for simply doing her job. Per the Salt Lake Tribune , Alex Wubbels was working at University of Utah Hospital on July 26 when she was asked by a Salt Lake City police detective to draw blood... More »

Nurse Had 'Laughing Feeling' After Killing Elderly Patients

Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty Thursday to killing 8 seniors

(Newser) - Elizabeth Wettlaufer says she would get a "red surge" right before killing a nursing home resident with a lethal dose of insulin; afterward she would have a "laughing feeling." The 49-year-old former nurse pleaded guilty Thursday to 14 charges, including first-degree murder, in what the New York ... More »

After One-Star TripAdvisor Review, Restaurant Goes 'Nuclear'

Law firm for UK's High Rocks threatens mom Sarah Gardner with jail time

(Newser) - A British mom says she's a "nervous wreck" after she posted a negative restaurant review on TripAdvisor and is now being threatened with jail time for libel and defamation, per the Mirror . The London Times reports on the situation of 44-year-old nurse Sarah Gardner, who put up a... More »

'I Didn't Get It': Oncology Nurse's Note to Patients After Own Diagnosis

Now that she has cancer herself, Lindsay Norris is offering apologies

(Newser) - Lindsay Norris has a lot to say to the cancer patients she's helped in her role as an oncology nurse, but in a recent blog post she penned after finding out she has cancer herself, the prevailing theme is: "I didn't get it." Per People , Norris... More »

Nurse Accused of Murdering 8 Patients Wrote Creepy Poem

Elizabeth Wettlaufer accused of killing elderly patients in Canada

(Newser) - A 49-year-old nurse in Canada is accused of murdering eight of her nursing home patients, a crime string that would make her one of the nation's most prolific serial killers, reports the Globe and Mail . And in a decidedly creepy twist, the National Post reports that she once wrote... More »

Shark Attacks Oregon Trauma Nurse

He directed his own first aid

(Newser) - A Portland-area man is recovering from a rare Oregon shark attack that left him with what a witness calls "fairly gruesome" injuries. The victim, 29-year-old Joseph Tanner, is a trauma nurse who was able to help his own rescuers, witness Jeff Rose tells KGW . "He directed his own... More »

Cops: Nurse Had Sex With Suicidal Patient

Samuel Lance Fristo is charged in Des Moines

(Newser) - Police arrested a nurse for allegedly having sex—and an ongoing sexual relationship—with a patient under his care after a suicide attempt, KCCI reports. Samuel Lance Fristo, 56, began having sex with the 55-year-old woman in December at Union Park Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa, police say. "... More »

Nurse Loses License for Taking Penis Pics of Patient

She took photos of unconscious patients without their knowledge

(Newser) - A New York nurse who took photos and videos of patients' private parts has surrendered her license. Kristen Johnson, 27, was arrested in May after an investigation found she took photos of an unconscious patient's penis and sent them to co-workers at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, reports the... More »

Cops: Nurse Was Drunk During Emergency Surgery

Richard Pieri, 59, charged with DUI, reckless endangerment

(Newser) - Shortly before midnight on Feb. 4, Richard Pieri was called to the VA Medical Center near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., to assist with an emergency appendectomy. The problem: The 59-year-old nurse had forgotten he was on call and spent the night drinking four or five beers at a local casino, WNEP reports... More »

Nurse Who Survived Ebola Is Suing Texas Hospital

'PR pawn' Nina Pham says hospital failed her

(Newser) - Nina Pham beat Ebola; now she's taking on the place where she caught it. Pham, who contracted the virus while caring for dying patient Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, tells the Dallas Morning News that she is suing the parent company of the hospital that... More »

Ebola Nurse Who Flew: I Wasn't Reckless

Amber Vinson says she followed all the rules in place

(Newser) - Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is well aware that she took a lot of flak for flying to Ohio before getting sick with Ebola. But she tells Matt Lauer at Today that she followed all the protocols in place from her superiors before taking the trip. "I'm not reckless,... More »

Happy Reunion: Dallas Nurse Gets Dog Back

Nina Pham and Bentley reunited for first time in weeks

(Newser) - Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of Ebola . So is her dog Bentley . And today, the two happily reunited for the first time since Oct. 12, when Pham had to be hospitalized, reports USA Today . As one tweet (with photo) observes, "He can't stop kissing Nina." Dallas... More »

Judge Orders Maine to Let Nurse Go Out

Kaci Hickox can be in public places, but still must submit to monitoring

(Newser) - Maine nurse Kaci Hickox won some freedom today: A judge ruled that she can go out in public, though she still must submit to regular health checks, reports the Bangor Daily News . District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere decided that the state, which wants her to stay home for the... More »

Maine Asks Courts to Make Nurse Stay Home

Kaci Hickox objects to 21-day quarantine over Ebola worries

(Newser) - A showdown looms in Maine over the murky question of whether the state can force a nurse to stay home over Ebola fears. The state was filing for a court order to require Kaci Hickox to remain in quarantine, reports CNN . Hickox, who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa... More »

Dad's Birthday Gift Makes Teen a Multimillionaire

19-year-old's father handed her 2 lottery tickets and she won $4M

(Newser) - When 19-year-old Deisi Ocampo's father handed her two $20 Illinois Lottery tickets last week, his wish was a simple "Happy birthday." Happy birthday, indeed. One of the two $100 Million Money Mania scratch cards was soon found to be worth $4 million. "It turned out to... More »

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola

She is out of the hospital and headed home

(Newser) - A dose of good news on Ebola to counter the bad in New York City : Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of the virus, reports WUSA-TV . The 29-year-old was released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where she had been in isolation. Pham herself appeared at... More »

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