Obstetrics nurse accused of giving women labour-inducing drug denies all allegations

An obstetrics nurse accused of giving women a labour-inducing drug without following proper protocols has denied all allegations made against her in a class action lawsuit.

The nurse, identified as Nicole Ruest in the lawsuit, worked at the Horizon Health Network in Moncton, which has also denied all allegations of negligence in court documents.

The representative plaintiff in the case is Jayde Scott, a mother of twins, who launched the class-action lawsuit in April.

The 26-year-old Moncton woman was given oxytocin through an IV, which created a drop in the fetal heart rate of her twin daughters.