$1 Million Settlement for Anesthesiologist’s Malpractice
- Date: Spring 1998
- Attorney: John Blume
- Settlement: $1 Million
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Anesthesia Malpractice, Wrongful Death
The improper administration of epidural anesthesia to a woman in labor caused respiratory arrest. During the delay in her resuscitation, fetal distress occurred and an emergency C-section was necessary. The infant was delivered depressed and died one month later. The mother hemorrhaged and an emergency hysterectomy had to be performed.