Virginia Lawyers Weekly//November 13, 2023
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//November 13, 2023//
Type of action: Medical malpractice
Injuries alleged: Failure to timely provide an anesthesiologist and adequate anesthesia during an emergency Cesarean section
Name of case: Bandy v. Reston Anesthesia Associates, et al.
Court: Fairfax County Circuit Court
Case no.: 2022-8962
Tried before: Jury
Name of judge or mediator: Judge Christie Leary
Date resolved: 6/21/2023
Verdict or settlement: Verdict
Attorneys for plaintiff: Lauren M. Byrne, Robert E. Byrne Jr. and John Simpson, Charlottesville
Description of case: The plaintiff was laboring with her first child when the baby’s heart rate plummeted. The OB determined an emergency C-section was necessary and the team was summoned. The sole anesthesiologist at the hospital failed to timely arrive, despite multiple calls, until the C-section had already begun. Plaintiff was not put under adequate anesthesia until the time of the baby’s delivery.
The jury found for the plaintiff and awarded $2.5 million against defendants.
Plaintiff’s counsel Lauren M. Byrne provided case information.