A cardiac perfusionist assists the surgeon in the operating room of a hospital during cardiac surgeries and monitors the heart-lung machine and sometimes there are 2 present during surgery. The former employee claimed the other perfusionist watched porn on his cell phone during surgery and she was called several names and discriminated due to her Jewish religion. This occurred at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York and the hospital stated they felt the lawsuit would not stand. BD
Sandra Morris, 37, claims she was the victim of sexist and anti-Semitic taunts over the five years she worked at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.
In a lawsuit filed July 31 in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, Morris alleges her former immediate supervisor, cardiovascular perfusionist Ahmet Cercioglu, watched X-rated movies on his cell phone while operating equipment that keeps heart patients alive during bypass surgery.
"Many of the incidents and issues alleged in the complaint were witnessed by other employees," said Warshawsky, adding that "several" co-workers would be called as witnesses in the case.