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Man Claims Wife Was “Worked to Death”

Nick Naughton3 years ago

Jim Jasper is suing the Jewish Hosptial in Cincinnati alleging that long hours worked by his wife contributed to her death.

About the Wrongful Death Lawsuit

  • According to CNN, Mr. Jasper's wife, Beth Jasper, was involved in a fatal auto accident on March 16 while returning home from a 12-hour shift at the hospital where she worked.
  • Mr. Jasper claims that as a nurse with an under-staffed hostpital, his wife was overworked, required to worked through breaks and was required to pick up additional shifts.
  • According to the lawsuit filed by Mr. Jasper, these conditions resulted in his wife falling asleep behind the wheel which ultimatley led to her death.

Hospital Was Aware of Understaffing 

  • The lawsuit alleges that both staffing officials and Ms. Jesper's supervisor knew of the staffing issues and contacted the hospitals parent company, Merce Health Group.
  • Ms. Jesper's supervisor allegedly told her superious the Ms. Jasper was being “worked to death,” but actions were never taken to remedy staffing problems at the hospital.
  • According to Bonnie Castillo, a representative with National Nurses United, nurse to patient staffing ratios are largely unregulated in the U.S. with California being the only state with staff ratio laws.
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