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New York woman receives large settlement for medical malpractice

When a New City area resident goes to the hospital, they expect the hospital will do their best to make their health condition better and not worse. Most of the time this is the case for patients, but occasionally a medical error occurs. These medical errors can result in a patient's worsened condition and even death.

A New York resident has received a settlement worth more than $100 million due to medical malpractice. The woman went to St. Barnabas Hospital because of an asthma attack. Instead of her condition improving, she suffered permanent injury. The hospital did not have the proper equipment to care for the build up of carbon dioxide in her brain and did not transfer her to another facility that could better care for her. Instead, she spent 328 days in the hospital and care facilities and suffered a brain injury that has confined her to a wheelchair and has crippling speech and motor delays.

No one expects they will be the victim of a medical mistake. Unfortunately, thousands across the U.S. are in this tragic situation each year. In these situations, it is important to learn more about medical malpractice law. It is necessary to investigate the situation surrounding the medical error, consult with medical experts and review medical records to help determine what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

Sometimes a medical mistake can leave a patient with permanent injuries. It is important to hold a medical provider accountable for their error so that they don't harm anyone else.

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