|Publication:||The New York Times|
|Author:||Katherine E. Finkelstein|
|Attorney(s):||Judith A. Livingston|
|Practice Area(s):||General Negligence / Medical Malpractice / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death|
|Summary:||The family of Ira Medjuck, aged 30 at the time of his death, received a settlement totaling $3.875 million because a hospital made a fatal mistake and gave him the wrong type of blood. Judith Livingston represented the family. |
Mr. Medjuck, a paramedic, had a head-on collision while driving on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn on July 20, 1995. He went to the hospital in stable condition and had emergency surgery. During the surgery he was given two units of A-positive blood. Mr. Medjuck's blood type was O-positive. He died three weeks later.