A great deal of responsibility falls on jurors to decide first: if a defendant is guilty of the charges against them, and second: how liable they actually are in the event they are found guilty. When it comes to medical malpractice lawsuits, putting a price on injuries and pain can seem especially impossible for jurors, since no one can truly quantify the value of health and well-being. However, that is exactly what one Brooklyn, New York, jury was asked to do recently.
Families throughout the state of New York and around the country put their trust in New York physicians and medical professionals to provide their children with the best care possible. After all, anyone that claims to specialize in pediatric medicine should have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly handle unique cases and emergency situations. One family is mourning the loss of a three-year-old girl who died recently from alleged medical errors committed during a minor dental procedure.
The birth of a child should be an exciting time. New York parents should be able to enjoy the moment instead of worrying about insufficient care from their physicians. When doctors mishandle a labor and delivery, severe, life-changing birth injuries can occur. One family will have a constant reminder of how their joyous occasion turned into a nightmare.