Woman Wins $16,000,000 Hospital Suit

Date:18-07-1997
Publication:Daily News
Author:Bill Farrell
Case
Attorney(s):Thomas A. Moore / Judith A. Livingston
Practice Area(s):Medical Malpractice
Summary:A Brooklyn jury awarded an ice-skating teacher $16 million after she suffered severe and permanent brain damage due to negligent hospital care after a car accident. Thomas Moore and Judith Livingston represented Carol Weldon, who was now "semi-comatose in a nursing home," according to the Daily News article.

While Ms. Weldon was in the hospital, a nurse, while suctioning out a breathing tube, pulled the breathing tube out of place. The error was not noticed and the tube was not re-inserted properly until 40 minutes had elapsed. "In that forty minutes," said Mr. Moore, "her heart and breathing stopped, causing the brain damage." Ms. Livingston said, "Despite the hospital's claim that Ms. Wheldon suffered all her injuries as a result of the car accident, the jury found all her brain damage was caused because of the hospital's negligence."
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