April 2004, Volume 34 Number 4 , p 14 - 14
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(4) April 2004 p 14 Falling down off the job [LEGAL QUESTIONS: WORKERS' COMPENSATION]
BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON APRN, MS, JD
Penny Simpson Brooke is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing in Salt Lake City. She's also on the board of directors and president of the foundation of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Meet Ms. Brooke, who's speaking at the Nursing2004 Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., April 13 to 16, 2004.
One day last week, I suddenly became ill at work, so my manager sent me to the hospital's ED for care. While I was lying on a stretcher waiting to be seen, one of the stretcher's legs collapsed, dumping me to the floor. I sprained my wrist .
Because I was in the ED as a patient, not an employee, I believe the hospital is responsible for my injury. The ...