Fla. Hospital Wins Verdict In Nurse's $2M Whistleblower Suit

By Carolina Bolado (January 24, 2017, 7:15 PM EST) -- A South Florida hospital has won a jury verdict in a $2 million dispute with a former nurse who claimed she was fired because she was a whistleblower.

A jury in state court in Miami on Friday found in favor of Plantation General Hospital Limited Partnership, which runs Mercy Hospital in Plantation, Florida, and had been accused of firing nurse Lourdes Rice for her complaints about inadequate staffing and missed overtime.

The jurors found that Rice, who worked in the hospital's behavioral health unit, was not fired in retaliation for her complaints and that those complaints were not about violations of...

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