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June 2017: Defense Verdict

June 15, 2017

Senior Trial Partner, William P. Brady, assisted by Senior Associate Samantha E. Shaw and Associate Michelle A. Frankel obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Bronx County before Judge Alison Tuitt. The case involved a then 23-year-old female who underwent a Cesarean section after a prolonged labor with several non-reassuring fetal monitoring strips. Following the Cesarean section, the plaintiff suffered a postpartum hemorrhage secondary to uterine atony. Efforts to get the uterus to contract and cease the bleeding were unsuccessful. The plaintiff ultimately became hypotensive despite the use of vasopressors and a hysterectomy was performed. Plaintiff argued at trial that additional efforts and techniques should have been used to contract the uterus and stop the bleeding before performing a hysterectomy on the 23-year-old plaintiff. MCB successfully argued that not only would the efforts suggested by plaintiff at trial not have caused the uterus to contract but the plaintiff rapidly decompensated and the hysterectomy performed was lifesaving.

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