This Chicago DUI lawyer has posted here, here, and here about hopsitals and hospital personnel drawing blood in DUI arrests. Now comes news that a local nurse has settled her lawsuit against the City of Chicago.
March 3, Chicago, Il
A nurse who was handcuffed when she refused to draw blood from a drunken-driving suspect has settled her lawsuit against a Chicago Police officer for $78,000, according to city records.Well the nurse was never charged with a crime. Do you think local hospitals are going to be less apt to draw DUI suspects' blood? Perhaps they will even leave a critical patient untended in a rush to draw the DUI suspect's blood in order to avoid being handcuffed by the police.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center nurse Lisa Hofstra sued Officer Marcelo Rodriguez and the city, saying she was handcuffed and forced to sit in the back of a squad car for 45 minutes in August. She said Rodriguez became belligerent when she told him the hospital could not draw blood until the driver was admitted as a patient.