Patient Arrested, Charged with Manslaughter

 In Nurses Weekly

A patient charged with manslaughter for allegedly causing the death of a nurse at Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana two weeks ago has been arrested. The nurse finished her shift the day of the attack and then died the following week. A coroner determined the death resulted from injuries directly tied to the attack. The incident highlights the pervasive workplace violence nurses and other front-line staff face.

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