Derrick Nelson is described as a worthy and courageous man by his fiancée Sheronda Braker, who is the mother of his 5-year-old daughter.
Defendants are Jerry Barratta, Hakensack University Medical Center, Acquatic New Jersey, New Jersey Healthcare Professionals, John Teorer Cancer Center, and unnamed doctors and nurses watching Nelson's care.
A brother is insisting on a lawsuit and an undefined compensation.
"I'm looking for justice for Derrick's premature death," said Cracker to CNN.
Nelson underwent a bone marrow donation procedure at the Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey on February 1
Nelson, who was the director of Westfield High School, told the school newspaper before the surgery: "If it's a little pain for a while, it can give somebody a joy, it's worth it."
The medical team holds Nelson under anesthetic, despite its low oxygen level, according to Braker's complaint.
The complaint claims that the medical team has failed to deliver extra oxygen, and then Nelson's heart rate slows down. This is a late sign of hypoxemia, which means that he has low levels of oxygen in his blood, the complaint says.
Finally, realizing that Nelson's heart rate has slowed down, the medical team tried to provide ventilation through a breathing mask – but again failed to provide sufficient care, according to the complaint
That made Nelson suffer a brain injury, the complaint said. He fell into a coma and remained alive while the 44-year-old man died in April, "said Breaker Attorney David Massey. "This is not a situation in which we want people to worry and not to continue donating bone marrow," Maszy told CNN. "The case is an anesthesiologist who has not done what he should have done. Nelson is overweight and has had sleep apnea, two factors that put him at higher risk for
One of the accused, anesthetist Jerry Barratta, has not returned phone calls and emails for comment.Baratta has a certified board and has been in practice for almost 30 years , according to the Osteopathic Council of New Jersey
Hackensack Anesthesiology Associates did not respond to a request for comment
Mary Joe Leaton, a spokesman for Hackensack Meridian Health, which owns the Hackensack University Medical Center, said: "We were saddened by Dr. Derrick Nelson's tragic death and shared their deepest sympathy for his family, his students, the community, his friends and colleagues he touched. "
" He leaves a remarkable heritage as a pedagogue and a veteran. the safety of our patients remains our main focus. Nelson's military veteran, Nelson's "goodness, compassion, integrity and endless attitude, touched those he knew," Westfield State School Governor Margaret Dolan wrote in a letter to the parents, "Nelson's Death."
"We want to prevent this from happening to someone else," Broker told CNN. – Our family has changed forever.
The forensic judge assigned to the case is James Heli.