Bronx Jury Slams St. Barnabas Hospital With Verdict of $110.6M Award to Brain Damaged Mother of 5 Boys
On April 12, 2019, a Bronx jury found in favor of a woman who sought help for an asthma attack and within 10 days suffered permanent irreversible brain damage. It was claimed that the doctors at the hospital failed to transfer the patient to a nearby hospital that had a heart-lung machine because all medications administered had failed to open her bronchial tubes. It was also claimed that the physicians administered a dangerous volume of fluids causing the patient to gain 80 pounds in 6 days. As a result of fluid and carbon dioxide buildup, the swelling in her brain caused permanent damage.
The jury accepted the testimony of plaintiff's experts who testified that the heart-lung machine would have performed the job of her lungs and spared her from the brain damage that left her in a wheelchair totally dependent on others for all activities of daily living.The jury awarded $110.6M which includes the estimated future cost of medical care, past and future pain and suffering. Keimoneia Redish v St. Barnabas Hospital