Appeals Court Bats Down Nurse’s Latex Glove Claim

Law360, New York (October 5, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has denied a Louisiana nurse’s attempt to combine a battery action against her hospital employer with a product liability case against manufacturers of latex gloves that triggered an allergic reaction.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rejected plaintiff Brenda Larroquette’s bid to fuse her case against employer Touro Infirmary with her action against the glove manufacturers.

“The district court decided that the joinder was improper, denied plaintiff's remand motion, and dismissed her action against Touro,” the court...
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