Jason Hautala RN
Good luck on finding something authoritative on whether or not bedside manner is negligent, I doubt you will find anything, but you can look or maybe someone here will know of something. That said, I don’t think it matters what you find. It sounds like your client was laid off due to patient complaints and conflict with staff and not because of negligence. Even though no patient was harmed, those are valid reasons for a nurse to lose her job. If there is a union, then you might have a case since it doesn’t sound like the hospital did a very good job on documenting which behaviors and rules she was breaking, and you might have a wrongful termination that way, but if it is from a right to work state, the nurse can be fired for the above reasons even without any negligence.
Good luck. I would Google this up for you, but I really don’t think it matters what the literature shows from what you said above.