Personally, a lawsuit wouldn't have even occurred to me. I don't think such an event would be all that traumatic. On the other hand, crochety ole broad that I am, I sure as heck would be madder than a wet cat and would be filing complaints w/every medical association and licensing department that clinic would have ties to!!!! Plus a Letter to the Editor of the local newspaper.
If you re-read that article it had NOT happened at that particular clinic before but it has happened at other clinics.
I think she probably fell asleep and then woke up to the darkness and no sense of time and the resulting confusion. Those blankets aren't all that heavy and its not THAT difficult to crawl out of a CT scanner. Heck, even an MRI "tube" wouldn't be that difficult to inch your way out of.
WHY on earth some "genius" would even consider doing gallbladder surgery via the vagina boggles my mind! The vagina is a LONG way from the gallbladder. I thought the trend was to be towards less invasive surgery!!!
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.