A medical malpractice case recently settled for $3.1 million for a woman who suffered a hypoxic ischemic brain injury in the operating room. The suit alleged that the anesthesiology assistants were slow to react following a cardiac arrest that occurred during the procedure. The plaintiff became hypotensive and brachycardic and will subsequently went into pulseless electrical activity.
The medical experts believe that the problem causes related to the epidural that was activated prior to her induction. Indent although the plaintiff was successfully resuscitated the following cardiopulmonary arrest, resuscitation was delayed causing a significant hypoxic ischemic injury to her brain leaving her permanently disabled. The hospital disputed all these allegations and claim that it acted appropriately in the patient's care. However, the confidential settlement was reached in excess of over $3 million.