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November 18, 2013
Many Americans work long, hard hours for their employers; however, a lawsuit filed in Ohio claims a woman was “worked to death” by the hospital where she was employed as a nurse. The Ohio Wrongful Death Lawyers with the law firm of Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy point out the case highlights how a company’s failure to properly staff it’s organization can result in claims of negligence.
An article from ABC News explains the victim was driving home from a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, after working a 12-hour shift when she fell asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle and crashed. The impact of the collision caused the victim to suffer fatal injuries.
Now, the woman’s family has filed a lawsuit, claiming the hospital was negligent by failing to properly staff the facility in order to allow employees enough rest. Court documents show that staffing issues routinely led to nurses working extended hours, missing breaks, and picking up extra shifts. Furthermore, on the night the victim crashed, she told others who worked at the hospital she had even forgotten to eat because of the numerous tasks she had to perform during her shift.
The hospital has refrained from making a statement regarding the case.
The law firm’s team of Ohio Personal Injury Lawyers are aware of how difficult the loss of a loved one can be and are hopeful a decision in the case brings a sense of closure to the family of the victim.
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