|Publication:||New York Post|
|Attorney(s):||Judith A. Livingston|
|Practice Area(s):||Medical Malpractice / Personal Injury / Wrongful Death|
|Summary:||After only two hours of deliberations, a Brooklyn jury awarded the family of Gloria Garcia $3.9 million after she died from "massive brain damage," according to the Post article, "just days after being treated by a medical student and undergoing an unnecessary hysterectomy." Judith Livingston represented the family.|
Mrs. Garcia, age 42, went to the hospital to have fibroids removed from her uterus. A medical student with no training handled the anesthesia, said Ms. Livingston. The student inserted the oxygen tube into Mrs. Garcia's stomach instead of into her lungs.