$1.69 Million Jury Verdict in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A NY jury found in favor of a mother who was injured during childbirth. 34 year-old Tina Holstein, a home health nurse, entered Community General Hospital in Syracuse NY to give birth to her third child. After the child was delivered Holstein began vomiting. She was administered an injection of an intramuscular drug in order to stop the vomiting. However, the injection was administered properly and caused permanent injury to her sciatic nerve.
The jury found for Tina Holstein and awarded her damages of $1.69 million for the 2007 birth injury. While the medical malpractice lawsuit against the nurse who gave the injection was dropped, the jury found the hospital vicariously liable for the nurse’s wrongful actions.