A woman whose daughter was injured during a Caesarian section has been helped by a New York medical malpractice lawyer. The situation arose when the woman, as she neared the end of her pregnancy, went into labor. She was taken the New York Hospital Center of Queens. She was then connected to a fetal heart monitor. The fetal heart monitor showed that the baby had an abnormally high fetal heart rate. The woman then underwent a pelvic examination, and the examination indicated that a prolonged delivery could be expected. At that point the doctor, who was the mother’s private physician, decided that a Caesarian section needed to be performed. The mother was taken into the operating room, and several attempts were made to administer an epidural. All of these attempts were unsuccessful, so the woman was placed under general anesthesia. Placing her under general anesthesia, however, changed the classification of the Caesarian section from “urgent” to “emergency”. At that point, the procedure was begun. After the initial incision was made, the doctor allowed a third-year medical resident, who was an employee of the New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens, to make the incision across the mother’s uterus. However, in making the incision, the resident lacerated the baby’s forehead. The procedure continued, and the baby was delivered. After delivery, a plastic surgeon sutured the baby’s laceration. Three years later, the baby still had a scar on her forehead.
At trial, the jury found that the mother’s doctor was liable, in part, for the injuries suffered by the baby. The evidence showed that the resident who lacerated the baby’s forehead was under the doctor’s direct supervision, that the cutting of the mother’s uterus was a departure from good and accepted medical practice, and that the departure was the cause of the baby’s scar.
If you or someone you know has been injured by an act of medical malpractice, you may need a New York medical malpractice lawyer. The lawyers at Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the experience to help you evaluate your case, and assist you in obtaining all of the damages you are entitled to pursuant to New York State law. The firm has offices in Queens, as well as Nassau and Suffolk County, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800-NYNY-LAW (1-800-696-9529).
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Flushing, New York, 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.