At the outset of his reasons on this issue, the trial judge described several subjects about which there was no serious dispute: i. patients under conscious sedation have varying levels of consciousness during surgery, including “aware but docile and tranquil” and “asleep but arousable”; ii. creating amnesia is not the principal aim of sedation, but is a desirable side effect; iii. complete amnesia is uncommon for patients under conscious sedation; iv. the drugs and dosages administered by the appellant are commonly used in developed nations around the world and are well within established norms; and v. no witness had ever heard of a case of multiple allegations of sexual assault on patients administered the level of drugs administered here.
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