Ohio hospital fights suit over botched transplant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo Medical Center is fighting a wrongful dismissal lawsuit by a nurse fired after a botched kidney transplant.

The nurse, Melanie LeMay of Toledo, was fired after a viable kidney was thrown out before the transplant operation. She alleges her termination was based on violating policies and procedures that didn’t exist on the day of the operation.

The medical center said the Ohio Court of Claims in Columbus lacks jurisdiction in the case.

The medical center, in a motion filed Thursday, claimed the court has no jurisdiction to enforce or interpret a collective bargaining agreement.

A different nurse accidentally threw away the kidney as medical waste during the procedure last year.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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