This is so horrifying if a pt has bad intentions these suits can happen. I believe they are rare,but it does give one pause when we hear this type of thing. I am friends with this nurse she is a RN of 20 yrs.with a great reputation . I know this story has spread in the L&D and mother-baby PP nurse community and really frightened nurses and most ufortunatly has re-enforced for pp nurses who skipped doing this required assessmnet or even an assessmnet as required on the mother (falsifying records saying they did it-and checking that the genitals are normal when they haven't even assessed them.)They now justify that this is exactly why they don't and won't do the required shift assessment on mother and baby. When I am doing my shift assessments checking to make sure the baby's testicles are decended into the scrotal sac and the urinary meatus is in the corret position(as we in my hospital are required to do as part of our newborn shift assessment) I always think of my friend who is still working but a bit shell-shocked still dealing with this suit which will god willing be tossed out of court soon. DO WE NEED TO FEAR OUR PATIENTS??