Medical Malpractice

Physicians must carefully evaluate patient signs and symptoms and must ensure that resident doctors are properly supervised. Our 33 year-old client was 28 weeks pregnant when she went into the hospital where she was correctly diagnosed with severe preeclampsia – a life-threatening condition for both mother and baby. Despite numerous warning signs that should have led to immediate delivery, the healthcare facility simply monitored our client’s condition. Most egregiously, the resident physician allowed the fetal heart monitor to be taken off at a critical time. By the time the monitor was put back on the baby had died. After we investigated and marshalled expert testimony the defendant settled confidentially.