2 Assaults on Anesthetized Patients by Staff Members Lead to Lawsuits: Facilities were responsible for attacks, litigation claims

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Abstract

Two recent incidents of patients being sexually assaulted during or immediately after procedures in which they were anesthetized have resulted in lawsuits against the physicians and their facilities. The assaults and pending litigation have raised concerns among surgery providers about how best to protect vulnerable patients, including those who are anesthetized.

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