A set of twins born was born prematurely due to a massive hemorrhage that their mother sustained while hospitalized. The mother of the twins had suffered from placenta previa, which is an abnormal position of the placenta. In such cases, the placenta can detach causing severe bleeding which demands that premature delivery of the fetus or fetuses occurs. In this situation, the mother was walking to the restroom when the detachment and subsequent hemorrhaging occurred. A New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer can help you if you find yourself in a situation regarding injuries sustained during childbirth.
In this case, when the hospital was faced with a suit by the mother that hospital employees failed to act responsibly, the hospital accepted the responsibility of the action of their employees and the case went to a jury trial. During the trial, a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer claimed that the staff was aware that the mother had been treated for minor instances of uterine bleeding and that she also had uterine bleeding during this particular hospital visit. The basic treatment is to prolong the infant’s time in the womb by immobilizing the mother. This mother had also been given a laxative prior to the massive bleeding that occurred when she tried to walk to the restroom. The lawyers indicated that the staff should not have allowed the mother to get out of bed.
New York Injury Lawyers were met with the defense that the bed rails were up on the bed and that the bleeding was most likely the result of sex, which the mother had prior to entering the hospital. The mother sued for damages past and future pain and suffering that the children may endure. The defense stood strong regarding some of the limitations of the children and that the child does not thoroughly participate in the rehabilitation that she has been prescribed. The jury rendered a decision of approximately twenty-four million dollars to the mother and children noting that the hospital staff departed from the accepted medical standards.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Harlem, N.Y.C., can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.