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Creasy v. Rusk
Citation:730 N.E.2d 659 (Ind. 2000).
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Rusk’s wife admitted her husband to a medical facility because she was unable to care for him. He was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, which required admission into the care facility for long-term treatment. Rusk was often belligerent with staff, which included physically fighting with caretakers.
Creasy was aware of this tendency, as well as his difficulties on this particular evening, which prompted Creasy to work with another nurse in preparing Rusk for bed. While she was helping put Rusk to bed, he was fighting wildly and kicked Creasy in the hip, causing major back and knee injuries.
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