Attorney obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial defending Abington Hospital
Attorney obtained a defense verdict in a jury trial defending Abington Hospital. Plaintiff was a nurse in the operating room at the hospital. Her husband worked for "Good Neighbors" a charitable organization which provides food and medical supplies to third world countries. Plaintiff had removed a cart load of materials from the hospital one night at the end of her shift. She claimed the supply manager had told her that she was permitted to take any items on a particular table which were going to be discarded by the hospital. After the removal was discovered the plaintiff returned all the items but was discharged from employment and criminal charges for theft of property were brought against her. Plaintiff brought suit after the District Attorney dropped the criminal charges. Much of the case was dismissed through motions with remaining counts being malicious prosecution and invasion of privacy when the case went to the jury.