SACRAMENTO (PRWEB) September 6, 2006
Dozens of injured workers plan to protest the upcoming workplace violence hearing against nurse Barb Clark September, 11th, 2006 at the historic Auburn courthouse in Placer County, California.
U.S. District Judge Frank C. Damrell, Jr. has remanded back to the Placer County Superior Court workplace violence petitions (see U.S.D.C. for Eastern District of California case no. 2:06-cv-01465-FCD-KJM) against nurse Barbara Clark, a spinal surgery patient. Clark removed the cases to the federal court in June 2006.
On June 20th, 2006 Clark was served with eight (8) work place violence restraining orders as Clark entered the California Fraud Assessment Commission (FAC). Clark was to testify about her experiences with the Adventist Health System on their handling of her ten (10) year active workers’ compensation claim and their alleged failure to pay court ordered medical treatment.
Clark has an on-going civil racketeering lawsuit against the hospital chain in Kern County Superior Court, (Case No. S-1500-CV-0000245966) including alleged violations of the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
If convicted of work place violence Clark could be sentenced to one year in the Placer County jailhouse. She denies the petitions as a sham, saying, "it is a simple abuse of the courts by a hospital system that doesn’t want to pay a claim.”