Chapter 8 Special Senses
We are usually told that we have five senses that keep us in touch with what is going on in the external
world: touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing. Actually touch is a mixture of the general senses that we
considered in Chapt
1. You are contacted by your emergency room director who has a patient
suffering from an orthopedic injury. They have contacted an on-call
orthopedic surgeon who does not come to the hospital. The
emergency department asks you if the hospital can be penal
Worker sues hospital over unwanted Exam
Intentional torts: assault, unwanted touch, he said stop, he has a damage as a
result. He also had battery, he was touched unwantedly, he was handcuffed and had
to go under anesthesia. He was also false imprisonment
Thomas vs. EmCare
State Federal court from southern Indiana.
What court is it in?: Pending federal court
The hospital voted to dismiss the case
Why is this in federal court?
Diversity jurisdiction: Citizens of two different states
Thomas v Emcare, Harrison County Hospital.
1. Is this case in state or federal court?
2. If there is an appeal, in what court will the appeal be heard?
3. What did Harrison County ask for that was ruled upon by the court?
4. What is th
Subject: How Some Alabama Hospitals Quietly Drug Test New Mothers Without Their Consent
The federal government requires states to create strategies for dealing with drug
dependent babies. The law left an open-ended question about which babies