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Discussion in 'Plastic Surgery' started by toughlife, May 29, 2008.

  1. toughlife

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    Make sure you have a physician working with you either to help you diagnose a problem and take care of the patient or to split the liability with you. Don't be fooled by the CRNAs. Yu are majorly liable when you work with a nurse and this veredict proves it. Why is the nurse anesthestist not taking half of the 15 million burden? They are using you as shields.

    "The jury of nine women and three men deliberated for 14 hours over three days before awarding the Fleddermans $20.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages, finding that Glunk and his nurse anesthetist were responsible for Amy's death. The jury found yesterday that Glunk and his nurse anesthetist, Edward DeStefano, were negligent. It awarded $5.5 million in compensatory damages. The liability is split 75 percent for Glunk and 25 percent for DeStefano. Glunk is on the hook for an additional $15 million in punitive damages."

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