Thursday, September 17, 2009
Flushing Hospital on its last leg?
From the Daily News:
A Queens judge tossed out a record $15 million jury award won by a Flushing Hospital nurse who said she endured years of sexual harassment by a top-ranking doctor.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Timothy Flaherty cited the nonprofit hospital's crumbling finances in concluding the jury was inflamed more by "passion than reason."
"It is teetering on financial ruin," Flaherty noted, saying the verdict would "further imperil the very survival of the institution."