Surgery patient left 'writhing in pain' sues hospital and nurse who swiped painkiller

A former nurse is facing a civil suit for $50,000 after reportedly stealing powerful pain drugs from a kidney patient headed into surgery. The suit accuses her of being "negligent and careless" and says Abbott Northwestern either knew or should have known about the nurse's behavior.
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A former nurse is facing a civil suit for $50,000 after reportedly stealing powerful pain drugs from a kidney patient headed into surgery. The suit accuses her of being "negligent and careless" and says Abbott Northwestern either knew or should have known about the nurse's behavior.

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