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Family of Ohio nurse killed in crash sues hospital

Published: Thu, November 7, 2013 @ 3:50 p.m.

CINCINNATI (AP) — The family of a southwestern Ohio nurse killed in a car crash is suing the hospital where she worked, saying that stress and extra hours from short-staffing led to her death.

Beth Jasper of Stonelick Township was killed the morning of March 18 as she was driving home after a night shift at The Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati. Her SUV went airborne, hit a tree and landed in a parking lot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 38-year-old left behind her husband of nearly 14 years, James Jasper, a 6-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. They filed a wrongful-death lawsuit today in Hamilton County court, seeking unspecified damages.

A hospital spokeswoman said she hadn’t yet heard of the lawsuit and couldn’t immediately comment.


1DwightK(1256 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

I surprised there haven't been more lawsuits like this. Employers are working employees hard to keep from hiring additional help and people are being run ragged.

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2123goz(580 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

While I agree with the above post, at what point is it your responsibility to know when you are too tired to drive? Besides that, are they sure she fell asleep? I don't see stress causing an accident, but it is implied she was tired. Maybe she just screwed up. It happens.

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3gdog4766(1493 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Employers now routinely get away with demanding low wages, no benefits , long hours and a heavy workload. The extreme loss of manufacturing jobs overseas has greatly contributed to this. Yet the only thing our elected officials have done about this is complain about teachers, cops and others earning too much.

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