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Woman dies during delivery of child by cesarean section – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, age 34, went to Chesapeake General Hospital on May 22, 2008, for delivery of her third child by cesarean section. The defendant anesthesiologist administered epidural anesthesia for regional pain control. Within minutes, the patient became agitated, complained of an inability to breathe and experienced cardiopulmonary arrest. Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful. The child ...