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Old 02-08-2010, 06:58 AM
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KERMIT, Tex. ? It occurred to Anne Mitchell as she was writing the letter that she might lose her job, which is why she chose not to sign it. But it was beyond her conception that she would be indicted and threatened with 10 years in prison for doing what she knew a nurse must: inform state regulators that a doctor at her rural hospital was practicing bad medicine.


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I can't believe it. I have no doubt she will win her case, but I can't believe she's going through this. Unless there's something the article isn't telling us, I can't see how she used privileged info.
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This is a bunch of BS..

And how did that sheriff obtain warrants to search those nurses computers??

Ugh..
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This is a bunch of BS..

And how did that sheriff obtain warrants to search those nurses computers??

Ugh..

I agree it is BS and I pray she comes out showing them a thing or two :th_09403103:
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Interesting that they are charging her with phrases like "intent to harm Dr. Arafiles" and "intended to damage his reputation". Seems to me that if he were guilty of inappropriate conduct and malpractice, THAT would be the harm to his reputation, not anything the nurses did.

The prosecution is standing on the idea that the mere reporting of the situation was damaging enough to hold them legally accountable. Never mind if it was TRUE....
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And how did that sheriff obtain warrants to search those nurses computers??

Ugh..
I would think that the Sheriff, a loyal patient of the accused and in no way impartial, would be accountable for some misconduct of his own here.
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