A jury rejected a man who claimed that he developed pneumonia because an anesthesiologist and nurse did not properly address a colonoscopy’s complications.

On Jan. 30, 2018, plaintiff Jeffrey Fenuccio, 51, an electrician, underwent a colonoscopy. The procedure was performed at a Naples-based clinic, NCH Creekside. Before the procedure had begun, a certified registered nurse anesthetist administered an anesthetic. An anesthesiologist, Dr. Robert Statfeld, supervised the nurse. Statfeld departed after the anesthetic had been administered, and he did not return. While the colonoscopy was being performed, the nurse administered further doses of the anesthetic.