A New York woman recently obtained a one million dollar damage award in a medical malpractice case brought against Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (Wyckoff). She was able to prove that Wyckoff failed to properly evaluate and treat her when she went to the hospital in her 32nd week of pregnancy as she was suffering abdominal pain. As a result of the medical malpractice in failing to treat her, she delivered the baby at home, without the help of a doctor. The baby emerged in a breech position, and later died of asphyxia because its head had been caught in the birth canal.
More specifically, the evidence showed that in her 30th week of pregnancy, the mother-to-be went to Wyckoff with lower abdominal pain, and was admitted in order to rule out labor. She was treated with an antibiotic and a drug that relaxes the muscles, and discharged. In her 31st week, she was again admitted to Wyckoff with similar symptoms, received another drug used to prevent or stop premature labor, and again discharged. A few days later, she returned to Wyckoff, again determined not to be in labor, and was given another antibiotic for a possible urinary tract infection. In her 32nd week she was again admitted to Wyckoff, at 12:25 A.M. A midwife concluded that she was not in labor, and she again went home. She returned to Wyckoff a few hours later, was again seen by medical personnel, and given a prescription for Tylenol with codeine, and again sent home. The next day, while at home, she went into labor. Her brother called an ambulance and she and the baby were rushed to the hospital, but it was too late to save the baby.
If you or a member of your family suffers an injury because of the medical malpractice of a hospital, you need to speak with a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer. At Stephen Bilkis and Associates, our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers are available to consult with you; the consultation is free. We have offices in the Bronx, as well as Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. For your free consultation, call us at 1-800-NYNY-LAW (1-800-696-9529).
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