A New Jersey nurse claims in a lawsuit against her employer that some night shift workers have given Benadryl to make her sleepy. of Wall filed a lawsuit before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, claiming that several of its staff in the psychiatric department for adults at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, Jersey Shore, "knowingly abused and administered" the antihistamine to either end the patient Sleeping or treating her makes her sleepy.
According to the complaint, patients were given benadryl, which calls drowsiness a major side effect, to "reduce the workload of night shift nurses". Moran claims that nurses involved in the misconduct had not noted in the patient charts that they had received the drug.
Moran's lawsuit states that she first noticed the alleged misconduct in March 201
The lawsuit cites an incident in July when Moran said she was uncomfortable taking a pediatric visit because of her lack of training in this area. It is alleged that her supervisor accused her of "refusing" the performance of her duties, and that Moran was suspended for fourteen weeks without pay and said that she could be dismissed for complaining that her boss's complaint was rejected give. She is still working in the hospital.
Matthew Moran lawyer Matthew A. Luber told NBC News on Thursday that the hospital had turned its back on its client and his behavior was "outrageous".  "No employee deserves to be treated that way, let alone someone who has spent more than 31 years in this particular hospital, and Ms. Moran is looking forward to her day in court," he said.
A spokeswoman for RWJBarnabas Health, a healthcare network to which the hospital belongs, said it could not comment on matters that affect patients and employees.
"Monmouth Medical Center is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our patients, visitors, and staff," states a statement by RWJBarnabas Health Burke. "