Nurse cleared of groping ‘hallucinating’ patient

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A nurse has been cleared of groping a patient after a misconduct panel heard the drugs used to anaesthetise the woman caused her to hallucinate. Laurel Nepomuceno was accused of assaulting the patient as she recovered from surgery at University Hospital Coventry, in November 2013. The woman, referred to as Patient A, claimed Nepomuceno pinched and flicked her nipples as she drifted in an out of consciousness following a neck operation. She also alleged Nepomuceno lifted her leg and groped…

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