People Vs Diaz Case Study

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According to Pozgar, the case People v. Diaz, the defendant who was a registered nurse worked at a community hospital on the night shift; over a month span, 13 patients under her care had suffered seizures, cardiac, and respiratory arrest, which included nine deaths. The defendant is noted to have started working at a different hospital. After three days, a patient died under the defendant care. The defendant was arrested and in the testimony claimed to have injected patients with extremely high doses of lidocaine. After further investigation, the defendant was observed acting strangely the night of the patients deaths. At the defendant's home, syringes filled with lidocaine were discovered. Before the trial, investigators connected 26 patient

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