This case involves a patient in Illinois who suffered complications following neck surgery. A few days before the incident in question, she received an injury to her cervical spine and as a result underwent surgery. The first night following her cervical spine surgery, she was placed in a high dependency unit. There, doctors conducted a neurological exam on the patient. It was noted that the patient had been suffering from severe obstructive sleep apnea and, as a result, the defendant left verbal orders for a continuous positive airway pressure device to be used. Despite these instructions, the patient slept without the machine that night and suffered a stroke. It was also noted that, despite the patient’s presence in a high dependency unit, there was no cardiac monitoring, no oximetry or CO2 monitoring, nursing evaluations, or neurological checks.