Nurse, Doctor, Anesthesiology Group Sued for Causing Brain Damage
The facts surrounding this case are very sparse, but nonetheless disturbing. If true, this would be very worrying for anyone undergoing a surgery requiring anesthesia. The fact that the nurse was sued also is just a litigation precaution to ensure the patient can take a recovery if, for example, the nurse was to be solely responsible for monitoring the patient for these specific harms. Even the doctor is not likely to be liable for the damage and, again, is likely a precaution. The deep pocket the patient wants to recover is the entire group of anesthesiologists because it is not one, but multiple physicians that the patient can all equally seeking recovery from. Whereas for the individual nurse and doctor, the amount awarded by the court can only be collected from either of them individually. Therefore, it is a tactical advantage to sue the larger group.
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