March 21, 2018
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Warren woman sues Nevada-based health care firm over misleading job offer

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Warren woman has sued a Nevada-based health care company claiming that it misrepresented the job she was offered.

The lawsuit on behalf of Cynthia Littlefield was filed April 17 in Knox County Superior Court against Tenet Healthcare Corp. of Reno, Nev.

Littlefield, a registered nurse, claims in the lawsuit that she was recruited for a job by Tenet at its Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif. The Warren woman said she was looking to advance her career with work in wound ostomy care and was offered the position of wound and ostomy coordinator at the hospital.

She accepted the job in April 2011 but upon beginning the job realized there was no new wound care and ostomy care program at the hospital but instead the physical therapy department handled that work. She said Tenet had falsely represented the job.

Littlefield said she sold her home in Maine for $24,000 less than the market value and incurred other costs in taking the job that totaled nearly $49,000.

She left the job in January and has since returned to Maine.

The lawsuit seeks damages for her losses.

She is represented by attorney David Glasser of Camden.

A telephone message was left Wednesday afternoon with Tenet. A company spokesman said he had no comment since he had not seen the lawsuit.

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