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Chapter 2 Anatomy of a Lawsuit
MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose the one alternative that best completes the statement or answers the question. 1)
A lawsuit has been filed against the hospital for terminating an employee for excessive tardiness
and absenteeism. The defendant’s attorney has contacted nurses who worked with this employee to
testify in the case. Which statements would best support the defendant’s case?
Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
Select all that apply. 1) A) “The employee called in sick on several consecutive Fridays.” B) “I didn’t work the same shift.” C) “She was never late or absent during the 6 months I worked with her.” D) “Her absences affected the work flow on our unit.” E) “She often asked me to cover for her while she took her kids to school.” 2)
A nurse is served with a summons alerting him that he has been named in a malpractice lawsuit.
What information can the nurse learn from this summons?
Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.
Select all that apply. 2) A) Expected length of the trial B) Names of any other defendants in the case C) Breaches in standards of care, injuries, or damages alleged by the defendant D) Name of the plaintiff in the case E) Date to appear before the court 3)
A lawsuit is filed against a nurse’s action in the clinical setting. In which case might a default
judgment be entered? 3) A) The plaintiff did not respond to the complaint. B)
The defendant did not respond to the complaint and would otherwise have been shown to
have liability. C) The defendant did not respond to the complaint. D)
The plaintiff did not respond to the complaint and would otherwise have been shown to have
liability. 4)
The attorney for a nurse named in a malpractice case recommends that the case go to a prelitigation
panel. What rationale would the attorney offer the nurse for this recommendation? 4) A) Questioning of witnesses is not conducted under oath and is more informal. B) These panels ensure that there is a controversy or fact question for the court. C) Using such a panel negates the need for a full jury trial. D) Such panels shorten the time between filing and conclusion of the lawsuit. 5)
A nurse named in a malpractice case may wish to avoid the expense of a trail by going to
arbitration. What is another rationale for the nurse to use this process? 5) A) Arbitration is not binding, so if the parties do not like the outcome, nothing is lost. B) Witnesses do not testify under oath and are easier to obtain. C) There is no formal record made of the arbitration process. D) There is no need to have attorney representation.