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Company wants lawyer sanctioned

Attorney sued over hospital staffing

August 18, 2006

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— In a rare legal move, the nation's largest hospital chain is asking a court to sanction a Wichita lawyer who sued the company over its staffing of nurses at hospitals across the country.

Attorneys for HCA Inc., the parent company of Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, say Lawrence Williamson should be sanctioned because his class-action lawsuit accusing the company of intentionally understaffing registered nurses at its 182 hospitals was "frivolous" and "baseless."

The lawsuit was dismissed in July. HCA is now asking that Williamson and his clients pay nearly $400,000 in attorney's fees to the nine attorneys it hired to defend the lawsuit since April.

Williamson said the motion was intended to intimidate him, noting that HCA asked for sanctions only after he appealed U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten's decision to dismiss the case.

Lawyers who specialize in civil litigation say such requests for court sanctions against an opposing side is a rare move in a system based on adversarial debate.

John Gibson, the Wichita counsel for HCA, said he thought sanctions were requested "fairly frequently" in both state and federal court, although he couldn't say how many times he'd filed such motions.

Comments

holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Parkay:

Quite frankly, I didn't believe the testimony from your post of August 18, 2006 at 3:08 p.m. and I don't believe your post of August 20, 2006 at 4:46 p.m. attempting to contradict the statistics from the National Institutes of Health.

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"God is our Creator, with all power of life and death over us all, and you are not, Holygrailale, in case you had not noticed." ---Parkay

The subject that you brought up was abortion, not holygrailale challenging God like some character from Dante.

I'll let you know when the subject changes.

God "Our Creator" has not seen fit to inform you that half of all terminated pregnancies occur outside to the influence of medical personnel or anyone else for that matter.

If the thesis is that each pregnancy is "God ordained" to be carried to term and delivered, then the only way you can interpret the terminations that occur outside of the influence of the medical community is that God does them.

Meditate on that, redneck.

Look it up.

It's what God calls, "the Truth". Can you deal with the truth??

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You're a nutcase. You'll say anything.

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observer 7 years, 8 months ago

Parkay, what does your post have to do with article? Sounds like a typical right wing fanatical rants. Am I wrong?

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swbsow 7 years, 8 months ago

And this still has anything to do with the article, how, parkay?

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Ray Parker 7 years, 8 months ago

The vital statistics report by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 2005 says that 10,542 abortions were committed in Kansas that year, and that 414 of those, or 3.9%, were past 22 weeks gestation. 240 of those, or 2.3% of the abortions, were viable babies, clearly victims of infanticide, by any definition. God is our Creator, with all power of life and death over us all, and you are not, Holygrailale, in case you had not noticed.

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holygrailale 7 years, 8 months ago

Parkay apparently isn't aware that a very small percentage of abortions are performed in the third trimester.

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A repost from a long time ago...

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The vast majority of abortions are performed BEFORE the fetus becomes viable. 88% occur before week 13.

Less than one (1) % occur after 22 weeks, the medical definition of the beginning of Extremely Premature.

Show me an OB/GYN program that is surviving 13 weekers and I'll show you a worldwide news story.

Only 50% of 22-weekers survive AT EXCELLENT UNITS. Virtually none survive before 22 weeks. Those that do survive at 22-weeks have significant problems. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/cgi/medlineplus/l...

On S.D. governor signs bill banning most abortions

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Parkay, you don't know what you're talking about.

Have you ever been in on a delivery gone bad??? It can occur very easily in the best of situations. Deliveries can go south in a hurry. That's why the malpractice premiums for ALL ob/gyns are so high.

Or is that upsetting your little fantasy world.

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And what of the 50% of pregnancy termination that occur without the intervention of the medical community???

The miscarriages.

Based on the numbers, "God" is the biggest "abortionist" of them all. This fact is uncontroversial.

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swbsow 7 years, 8 months ago

Really, Parkay, how about offering up to concrete proof of those statements?

And again, this has to do with the article, HOW?

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not_so_fast 7 years, 8 months ago

Whoa- thats a lot coming from a draconian cult member like parkay!!! Folks like you are first in line to vote for war and death yet turn face and are ready to violate peoples' rights to choice. Get over it!!! WE are not in the 19th century anymore..... Sorry to burst your bubble old person!!!

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Ray Parker 7 years, 8 months ago

George Tiller's Wichita abortion mill, specializing in high-risk late-term abortions which are restricted to hospitals in other states, uses unlicensed "nurses" who receive 6 weeks training, at most. Seven amublances per month haul away the dead and maimed mothers.

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