Cooper and Diversified Nursing Services, Inc. v. Pioneer Health Services of Monroe County, Inc., and Pioneer Health Services, Inc.
Lisa B. Cooper and Diversified Nursing Services, Inc. v. Pioneer Health Services of Monroe County, Inc., and Pioneer Health Services, Inc.
Circuit Court of Monroe County, Mississippi
Civil Action No. 2012-284-PM
On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, a jury in Monroe County Circuit Court returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff Lisa Cooper Elgin, a former nurse practitioner at Pioneer Hospital in Aberdeen, Mississippi. Plaintiff was awarded a total of $148,566.00 in damages.
The jury found that Pioneer breached its employment contract with Plaintiff, failed to pay her for paid time off she had accrued, and wrongfully terminated her because she reported abuse of an elderly patient in the hospital’s senior care unit.
Attorneys for Plaintiff were Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Waide & Associates, P.A. Attorneys for Defendants were J. Tucker Mitchell and Stephen D. Stamboulieh of Mitchell Day Law Firm, PLLC. Circuit Court Judge Jim S. Pounds presided over the three-day trial.