Patient Safety | 06.01.23
Hospital Holds on to $2.8 Million Award Against Staffing Firm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that staffing firm U.S. Nursing Corp. must pay Appalachian Regional Healthcare Inc. more than $2.8 million after a jury found that negligence by one of the staffing firm's nurses exacerbated a patient's injuries. The Sixth Circuit also found that a federal trial judge in Kentucky did not abuse his discretion by denying the staffing firm a new trial in the hospital's suit to recover the money it paid to settle a personal injury action. Although evidence that the nurse may have moved the patient was excluded, the Sixth Circuit determined that it likely would not have led the jury to reach a different verdict.