Extraordinary Settlement for mishanding of Cesarean Section

Posted on Apr 07, 2010
John K. Powers, Esq. of Powers & Santola, LLP's client, Diane Rizk McCabe, died at Albany Medical Center following a mishandled Caesarean section delivery in 2007.  The eventual settlement of the case included some unique and groundbreaking terms that are real victories for the Civil Justice System. 

The settlement requires Albany Medical Center to fund for the next 20 years a Diane McCabe Memorial Quality Lecture series focusing on topics related to enhancing patient safety. It also requires the hospital to buy a maternal and neonatal simulator to be used in staff training on the labor and delivery unit and to change procedures on the use of a machine that monitors a patient's vital signs during childbirth.

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