HPM&B Secures Early Discontinuance for Hospital in High Exposure Infant Case
HPM&B successfully defended a Rockland County hospital in a brain damaged baby case. Plaintiff claimed that the co-defendant attending obstetrician and the labor and delivery nurse negligently failed to properly interpret the fetal heart rate tracing and that there was a delay in performing a Cesarean section delivery, which resulted in hypoxic-ischemic brain damage to the baby. Brendan J. Alt, Esq. represented the labor and delivery nurse at her deposition. Following her testimony, coupled with the production of documentary evidence indicating that the attending OB/GYN had no other patients on the floor during the time period in question and that he was not an employee of the Hospital, plaintiff’s counsel voluntarily discontinued the case against the hospital with prejudice.