Respiratory Distress during and after Cesarean Delivery, Death Six Months Later; Defense Verdict

August 18, 2021 | Strategic Insights for Health System


A patient allegedly experienced respiratory distress during a cesarean delivery and continued to have problems after the delivery. She died six months later. In a lawsuit brought by the patient's estate in Florida state court, the jury has returned a defense verdict, according to an article in the February 2021 Medical Malpractice Verdicts, Settlements & Experts.

The patient underwent a cesarean delivery. The estate alleged that she experienced respiratory distress during and after the delivery. After the procedure, the patient also developed severe hypertension. She was then transferred to the intensive care unit. Subsequently, she experienced respiratory distress and cardiopulmonary...

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