In an unorthodox twist to the typical car accident fatality case, an Ohio man is suing his wife's former employer, claiming that they are responsible for causing the single vehicle accident that killed her.
The lawsuit, Jasper et. al v. Jewish Hospital et. al, details the hospital's procedures of regularly requiring the woman, and other nurses, to work in excess of their regularly scheduled hours. Additionally, because the woman had special certifications, she was regularly called in during her supposed off time to conduct trainings, or to work when the hospital was understaffed, which was reportedly often.
According to the complaint, on March 16, 2013, "Ms. Jasper was killed when her vehicle suddenly departed from the road, ramped an embankment, became airborne, and crashed into a tree while driving home from her shift at the Hospital." The attorney representing the woman's husband, children, and estate, said in a statement that they believe she many have fallen asleep just before her car left the road.