CHARLOTTE (AP)-For five years, the death of Sandra Baker Joyner after a mini-facelift was attributed to medical error. But last month, investigators proposed a more sinister explanation.
As she lay bandaged in the recovery room, Joyner was poisoned by a nurse anesthetist who believed Joyner had stolen her boyfriend back in high school some 30 years ago, authorities say
Nov 4, '06
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Everyone involved gets named when a suit is filed. Lawyers cast a wide net, then throw out the small fry during the course of discovery.
That doesnt make any sense. The surgeon wasnt just named in the lawsuit, he was pursued all the way to settlement, presumably years after hte initial lawsuit. The only way thast possible is if the surgeon was directly responsible (i.e. supervising) the CRNA.
Since when do surgeons supervise CRNAs? CRNAs have independent practice, they arent supervised by anybody.
If the surgeon was initially named in the suit and then dropped before trial, i coudl see that. But thats not what happened here. The surgeon was named on the suit till the very end before a settlement was reached.
How is that possible when surgeons dont supervise CRNAs?
Last edit by platon20 on Nov 4, '06