Settlement Amount: $300,000.00
Settlement Date: 7/1999
Attorney: Howard D. Mishkind
Description of Case: Plaintiff mother was admitted to hospital for delivery of her first child. Upon admission to labor & delivery, Plaintiff mother had an initial high blood pressure reading, no repeat of BP’s were taken during labor and delivery. No steps were taken by labor and delivery nurse to initiate intra-uterine resuscitative measures such as oxygen administration or increasing IV fluid rate. Finally, labor and delivery nurse failed to recognize contraction patterns as a sign of possible uterine abruption. Unborn child died due to hypoxic ischemia secondary to placental abruption.
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