Wednesday, May 28, 2008

New York Hospital Ordered to Pay $17M for Injury to Mother During Caesarean

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Legal Newsline reports that A New York jury ordered Strong Memorial Hospital to pay a former patient more than $17 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit. The case involved a woman who claimed a Caesarean delivery damaged her organs.
"Her attorneys claimed that because of poor planning, doctors at the Rochester, N.Y., hospital cut the connection between her pancreas and bladder during the Caesarean delivery, causing pancreatic fluid and urine to leak into her abdominal cavity. The acidic fluid burned her organs, ate through her abdominal wall and required doctors to remove her pancreas, the Rochester (N.Y.) Democrat and Chronicle reported."

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