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When a Florida woman suspected of driving under the influence crashed her car and was taken to the hospital, she allegedly kicked one of the attending nurses.

On the evening of February 16, a 47-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a Lexus RX 350 driving in The Villages. She reportedly slammed the vehicle into a tree on the side of the road, and the authorities were notified about the single-vehicle accident. A Florida Highway Patrol trooper and deputies from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department went to the site to investigate the situation.

It was reported that when they first spoke to the woman, the authorities believed she had been driving under the influence of alcohol. When the interior of the vehicle was searched, two alcoholic drink containers were reportedly found in one of the side pockets on the door.

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When a woman learned she was going to be held at a mental health facility involuntarily, she allegedly struck one of the attending nurses and said psych nurses should expect they will be hit by patients while on the job.

On February 7, a 32-year-old woman was taken to BayCare Behavioral Health at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, for a psychiatric evaluation. They did not reveal the source of the call, but the police report noted that the woman was brought to the unit after “a separate call for service.”

After the woman was brought into a hospital room, she was given a gown and told to take off her street clothing and put it on. She inquired about whether Florida’s Baker Act was why she was being admitted. The University of Florida (UC Health) defined the act, which has been in effect since 1972, as a “law that enables families and loved ones to provide emergency mental health services and temporary detention for people who are impaired because of their mental illness, and who are unable to determine their needs for treatment.”

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A Berwick nurse working at an assisted living facility is facing several charges for accusations of stealing pain medication from patients instead of giving them their doses.

The Celebration Villa of Berwick, described on their website as “a friendly single-story enhanced personal care community in Berwick, PA, just a short drive from Wilkes-Barre,” employs nurses on their staff. Some of the nurses are tasked with giving medications to patients.

It was reported that a 34-year-old nurse at the facility requested to be scheduled to work the overnight shift. If she worked that shift, she would be required to distribute the medications.

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A man who was at the doctor for an exam has accused his attending nurse aide of attempting to perform oral sex upon him during the appointment.

On September 17, a patient at the primary care physician’s office of Dr. Eduardo Palanca in Clearwater, Florida, was in an examination room around 9:00 pm for his yearly physical.

41-year-old Roger Cala Martin, a certified nursing assistant with a license to practice since 9-years ago, entered the room to perform the checkup, for which the patient was reportedly disrobed.

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A man working as a caregiver for a young boy with special needs has been accused of child abuse after his mother viewed disturbing footage on her nanny cam.

The 6-year-old boy reportedly suffers from a genetic disorder called CHARGE syndrome, and while it has a recognizable pattern of symptoms they present differently in each child. Oftentimes babies are born with this affliction which causes problems such as eye and heart defects, ear and hearing obstacles, and emotional as well as developmental setbacks.

Due to his illness the boy’s hearing is highly diminished which causes him the inability to properly speak, and he requires a medical feeding tube in order to eat because he has trouble with breathing and swallowing.

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