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Aspen nurse’s suit says patient attacked her

Staff report

An Aspen Valley Hospital nurse’s lawsuit claims that a patient attacked her by kicking her in the chest, twisting her finger and smashing her elbow.

Brenda Michelle Maranzano’s suit against Muriel Elizabeth McCormick was filed Monday in Pitkin County District Court. McCormick could not be reached at her Aspen residence.

The suit says that Maranzano was working at the emergency room June 6, 2014, when McCormick was hospitalized with unspecified conditions.

When Maranzano took her to the CT scan area, “McCormick grabbed nurse Maranzano’s fourth finger on her left hand and twisted it and also smashed nurse Maranzano’s elbow into the mobile bed.”

A physician then ordered Maranzano to inject McCormick with a drug that would calm her down, “at which time McCormick kicked nurse Maranzano in her chest causing nurse Maranzano injury and pain.”

The suit, which was filed by Colorado Springs attorney Edward T. Farry Jr., accuses McCormick of battery and negligence.