Family Accepts $5.2 Million After Caesarean Section Death
The family of a 32-year-old woman who died following childbirth in 2007 has accepted $5.2 million from two doctors and the Albany Medical Center Hospital, reports the Albany Times Union. The settlement also includes mandated changes in procedures at the hospital.
After a normal and healthy pregnancy, the mother bled to death following a Caesarean section despite several calls to her primary obstetrician stating she was bleeding internally. After the third call, the doctor came to operate on the patient, but by then she had lost too much blood, the newspaper reported.
Instead of going to trial in August, the family accepted the settlement because they could not have won the non-monetary stipulations in a trial. These stipulations require the hospital to take specific steps to enhance patient safety.
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