Kings County (NY) Supreme Court
A woman at 27 weeks’ gestation delivered twins. Because they were premature, the newborns were placed in oxygen tents. While one infant experienced no problems, the other developed retinopathy resulting in blindness.
In suing, the mother claimed that the neonates were not properly monitored. She further argued that the infants were never examined by an ophthalmologist.
Hospital staff contended that retinopathy is a known risk factor in premature deliveries.
- The case settled for $2.5 million.