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Case Study - Patricia Fierle and Daniel Fierle, vs. Jorge Perez M.D., Ltd The nursing profession is a very sensitive and demanding job. The common perception is that nurses are not as much liable for patient care as doctors, this is a myth. Nurses are as much responsible for negligence and all types of liabilities that arise during patient care.
Case ‘Patricia Fierle and Daniel Fierle, Husband And Wife, Appellants, vs. Jorge Perez M.D., Ltd., A Nevada Professional Corporation, D/B/A Sierra Nevada Oncology Care; Jorge Perez, M.D., Ph.D, MRCP, MRCPATH, An Individual; Linda Lesperance, R.N., APN-C, An Individual; Charmaine Cruet, R.N., APN-C, An Individual; and Melissa Mitchell, R.N., An Individual, Respondents.’ (Lexis-Nexis, 2009) The case was heard in the Supreme Court of Nevada. A brief history of this case is that it was also heard and dismissed in the district court, repudiating a post judgment motion (Lexis-Nexis, 2009). Overview Mrs. Fierle, Daniel’s wife was a patient under chemotherapy at the medical facility, Jorge Perez M.D., Ltd. She suffered burns on her skin as a result of this treatment and the husband and wife filed a case against Jorge Perez M.D., Ltd. They sued the facility but the action was dismissed by the court. The claims were of ‘medical malpractice’ (Lexis-Nexis, 2009), and the people who are the target were Jorge Perez, Linda Lesperance, Melissa Mitchell and Charmaine Cruet. The affidavit requirement of Nev. Rev. Stat. ...