Doctors Say They Aren't Responsible For Locking Up Syringes

Dr. Sherry Gorman finds herself at the center of a lawsuit two years after a surgery tech receives a 20 year sentence for replacing syringes with dirty ones.


Doctors in Denver say they shouldn't be responsible for locking up sedatives used in surgery.

That's what Dr. Sherry Gorman plans to testify in her defense in a February trial. The Denver Post reports that this contradicts federal guidelines and practices of anesthesiologists.

The lawsuit centers around surgery tech Kristen Parker, who replaced syringes of pain medication with dirty syringes. Authorities say Parker stole the clean syringes from two Colorado hospitals, and intentionally replaced them with the dirty ones. Eighteen patients contracted Hepatitis C.

One of those patients is now suing Gorman for lack of supervision over medication used during surgeries.

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