A 71-year old man was scheduled to be transferred from the intensive care unit to the hospital floor.  His nurses failed to notice his dire desaturation.  During a blood transfusion, the nurses also failed to monitor his vital signs, an accepted standard of care.  As a result, he now suffers from brain injury, is on a ventilator and requires 24/7 inpatient care. The defendant’s offered $1.5 million.