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Filipino Nurses file Federal Law Suit against Sentosa, Dist. Atty in New York

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Federal civil suit vs. Sentosa, district attorney

January 10, 2010 10:42:00

SOURCE: INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines--Ten Filipino nurses recruited and brought to the United States by Sentosa Care, as well as their lawyer, filed a Federal civil rights lawsuit against the company, its owner and officials, and the Suffolk County district attorney and other officers of the court.

The nurses were among the more than 27 who have been charged for allegedly abandoning and endangering their pediatric and geriatric patients when they resigned en masse in 2006.

In an e-mail to INQUIRER.net, lawyer Felix Vinluan said the lawsuit, which was filed on January 6, 2010, in the Federal District Court in Central Islip New York, seeks unspecified monetary damages. The case followed a decision by a state appellate court dismissing the misdemeanor charge.

http://www.inquirer.net/specialfeatures/nursingmatters/view.php?db=1&article=20100110-246526

Veronica Uy

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Philippine Nursing Association of New York has a nice fact sheet about what is really going on with these 27 professionals who got misled and abused by the nursing home network and its sister recruiting agency:

http://www.pnanewyork.org/articles/sentosa.html