Dental Practice Faces Lawsuits Over Patient Sexual Assaults By CRNA
Dental practice faces suits over videotaped sexual assaults * *
From the Atlantic Journal Constitution
By Christopher Seward*
A pair of civil lawsuits have been filed months after a Cobb County nurse anesthetist was sent to prison for sedating female dental patients awaiting surgeries and sexually assaulting them as they lay unconscious.
Paul Patrick Serdula, who was sentenced to life plus 25 years, also videotaped his assaults on the patients, among them a 15-year-old girl.
The parents of the teenager and another, adult patient filed lawsuits this week against Goldstein, Garber & Salama LLC, the Marietta dental practice that performed the surgeries and hired Serdula to administer the anesthesia.
Efforts were made Friday to obtain comment from Goldstein, Garber & Salama and Drs. Maurice Salama and David Garber, who are named in the lawsuit.
ďIf you canít be safe in an operating room where they are permitted to render you totally unconscious, … (Continued...)