TX Nurses facing criminal charges for reporting doctor - Outcome: Dismissed/acquittal - page 25

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by AP, 07/18/2009 Two West Texas nurses have been indicted after filing an anonymous complaint about a doctor's practices with the Texas Medical Board, but the state agency says the women did nothing wrong. The nurses are... Read More


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    Quote from ANPFNPGNP
    You can follow the Twitter from the TNA (link is above in my other post) - click on it now to see the details. The TNA is sending out daily updates to the members.

    I LOVE it that it made the national news today. There was a segment on "Good Morning America" and I'm sure it's going to continue to snowball.

    What gets me is they think it's significant the nurse made statements about the doctor like...he'll be gone in 2008 and he's a witch doctor...............SO WHAT???? It's a FREE country and just because our speech may annoy or offend another person, we can't be prosecuted for harassment because of it!
    Yeah, it was on my local news this evening. It really is snowballing and I have yet to see ONE media example that sides with the prosecution. The angle of the story in my city said that the outcome of the trial could effect the quality of our healthcare. I wonder how much the Times reporter who reported one of the original stories has to do with that? God bless him!

    Apparently, the prosecution thinks it can prove that her statements do violate local law. According to the TNA twitters I've read, so far the prosecuting attorney has succeeded in only making an A$$ out of himself and the sheriff.
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    I read that the sheriff and doctor were in business together, but the site wasn't one I was familiar with. If true, I hope the defense is aware and questions him in regards to this if he hasn't already. Could help bury the prosecution.
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    Quote from Simba&NalasMom
    Yeah, it was on my local news this evening. It really is snowballing and I have yet to see ONE media example that sides with the prosecution. The angle of the story in my city said that the outcome of the trial could effect the quality of our healthcare. I wonder how much the Times reporter who reported one of the original stories has to do with that? God bless him!

    Apparently, the prosecution thinks it can prove that her statements do violate local law. According to the TNA twitters I've read, so far the prosecuting attorney has succeeded in only making an A$$ out of himself and the sheriff.
    When I get time, I'll try to post some clips from the Kermit, TX local newspaper. Apparently, the state came in and thorougly inspected the Winkler County Hospital and found several violations. The hospital could lose their Medicare funding because of it!! So all of this has BACKFIRED on the hospital and all those other MORONS in that little one horse town! THIS IS AWESOME!!! THEY'RE GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE!!!
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    I read that the sheriff and doctor were in business together, but the site wasn't one I was familiar with. If true, I hope the defense is aware and questions him in regards to this if he hasn't already. Could help bury the prosecution.
    My biggest fear is that this new judge will also prove to be a good ole boy and not admit the MD's disciplinary and business records as evidence. I'm sure the prosecutor will attempt to repress any evidence that shows either one of those jerks in a bad light!
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    Quote from ANPFNPGNP
    When I get time, I'll try to post some clips from the Kermit, TX local newspaper. Apparently, the state came in and thorougly inspected the Winkler County Hospital and found several violations. The hospital could lose their Medicare funding because of it!! So all of this has BACKFIRED on the hospital and all those other MORONS in that little one horse town! THIS IS AWESOME!!! THEY'RE GETTING WHAT THEY DESERVE!!!
    I just have to insert a word of caution here, as there could be a Judge presiding who doesn't see things our way..... Remember the "Blind Justice" depictions. That was the single most depressing thing for my ex-husband, who couldn't ever predict the outcome of trials, as he saw many really bad judicial decisions.

    Just look at the ridiculous one by the U.S. Supreme Court not long ago, when they decided that corporations and other organizations can contribute to election campaigns, thereby allowing the sale of the election process.
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    Here is the article from the NY Times:
    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/0...orting-doctor/
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    http://www.texasnurses.org/displayco...articlenbr=509

    This is a timeline of this case from the beginning.
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    Quote from lamazeteacher
    I just have to insert a word of caution here, as there could be a Judge presiding who doesn't see things our way..... Remember the "Blind Justice" depictions. That was the single most depressing thing for my ex-husband, who couldn't ever predict the outcome of trials, as he saw many really bad judicial decisions.

    Just look at the ridiculous one by the U.S. Supreme Court not long ago, when they decided that corporations and other organizations can contribute to election campaigns, thereby allowing the sale of the election process.

    UGH!! On a side note, it really does appear that Kennedy is becoming more conservative with age. A real pity.
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    Quote from Simba&NalasMom
    My biggest fear is that this new judge will also prove to be a good ole boy and not admit the MD's disciplinary and business records as evidence. I'm sure the prosecutor will attempt to repress any evidence that shows either one of those jerks in a bad light!
    It shouldn't matter, the entire case is about "good faith" reporting. Obviously, there is substance to the complaint that was filed with the Texas Medical Board, even if they decide not to discipline the doctor. Good faith means REPORTING THE TRUTH! It doesn't matter if the nurse hated the doctor and repeatedly bashed him, SHE REPORTED THE TRUTH! They don't need his prior disciplinary history as evidence, they just have to show that this doctor was selling herbal supplements to his patients and the nurses thought it was unethical. I think it's unethical and so does the American Medical Association BUT the Texas Medical Board allows it.

    For instance, lets say a U.S. citizen absolutely hated someone and witnessed that person committing a crime. If they reported that person to authorities for committing the crime, IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT THEY MAY HAVE DONE IT OUT OF VINDICTIVENESS! That's what the prosecutor is trying to prove...that "Good Faith" means without malice. That's like having some Nazi's blowing the whistle on Hitler and then getting into trouble for doing it b/c they hated Hitler!
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    Quote from Simba&NalasMom
    UGH!! On a side note, it really does appear that Kennedy is becoming more conservative with age. A real pity.
    Which Kennedy? Ted Kennedy is dead.

    Also, this isn't a bench trial, but a trial by jury. The jury will decide the outcome. Let's just hope they're not a bunch of "good 'ole boys"!


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