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SPBMC Obtains a $9.7 Million Verdict in a Medical Malpractice Case Against a Hospital in Brooklyn

March 13, 2019 in

After a three-week trial, a Brooklyn jury has awarded $9.7 million to the two children of a 33-year-old woman who bled to death in Wyckoff Hospital. We proved that several doctors practicing at the hospital had examined her when she was admitted for a cesarean section to give birth to her second child. Several hours after the procedure a blood test showed that she had a 30% loss of her blood volume. We proved to the jury that it was essential that the doctors diagnose her blood loss and that if they had, prompt transfusions would have saved her life. Unfortunately, she continued to bleed throughout the day and expired that evening. The jury awarded the sons, 2-½ and one day old at the time of their mother’s death, a total of $9.7 million for the loss of their mother’s intellectual and moral guidance.