Bronx County (NY) Supreme Court
Following a cesarean delivery and bilateral tubal ligation, a 43-year-old woman died due to hemorrhage.
Her husband, in suing, claimed his wife was left unattended for nearly 2 hours after surgery, during which time she bled to death. He questioned the validity of entries documenting 2 visits in that period, noting that the writing was unusually small and cramped, as if to fit under a later entry.
The defense claimed the chart was accurate and appropriate care administered.
- The case settled for $2.3 million.