Malpractice Settlement: Unique Provision That Speaks Well to All

Albany Medical Center Hospital settled a malpractice lawsuit involving the death of a woman following the birth of her daughter for $5.2 million.

Plaintiffs’ lawsuit alleged that while the woman was delivering her child by Caesarian, the surgeon damaged her uterine arteries which caused severe hemorrhaging that lead to her death. Other doctors repeated suggested follow-up surgery to repair the damage but the surgeon refused for more than six hours.

The $5.2 million dollar settlement included terms that speak well of the hospital and the Plaintiffs, including an agreement that the hospital fund an annual maternal safety lecture series in honor of the victim and requires the hospital take other preventative measures – both training and technological – to make sure this does not happen again.