This video can help you be prepared.
You could be subject to a medical malpractice lawsuit at any time. You may be named as a defendant or there may be legal action against your employer. Even if you're not named in the lawsuit, you may be called as a witness to respond to questions in a pre-trial deposition.
The deposition is one of the most critical stages of litigation. To help you better understand the deposition process, CNA, the insurance carrier for the NSO program, has created this video, Preparing for a Deposition.
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The decedent patient (plaintiff) was a 72-year-old woman who had been receiving hospital care for acute back pain resulting from a fall. Her past history included chronic pain management and end-stage renal disease for which she received hemodialysis.
Medical malpractice claims may be asserted against any healthcare practitioner involved in the care of a patient, including certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA). This case study involves a CRNA working in an ambulatory surgery center.
The decedent/ plaintiff was a 67-year-old male who underwent a right total knee replacement. Following the procedure, the plaintiff was treated in the post-anesthesia care unit where an epidural catheter was inserted for post-operative pain management.