Jury finds CRNA, North Star Anesthesia liable in man's death — Awards family $1M

A Mahoning County Common Pleas Court jury awarded the family of a deceased man $1 million, after finding a certified registered nurse anesthetist under the direction of Cincinnati-based North Star Anesthesia at least partially responsible for his death, The Vindicator reports.

Here's what you should know.

1. The jurors ruled the actions of the CRNA at least partially contributed to the man's death.

2. The man underwent hip surgery. Two days after the surgery the CRNA allegedly failed to maintain his airway properly, which led to his eventual death.

3. The jury listened to five days of testimony before deliberating for 4.5 hours.

4. The surviving members of the man's estate were "pleased" with the verdict.

Editor's note: This story was updated to indicate a CRNA was partially at fault. 

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