Dominican mom wins US$50M malpractice lawsuit
New York.- Shaolin Cruz, a Dominican mother of 38, native of Constanza in Dominican Republic central highlands, won a US$50 million lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court in the Bronx, against an obstetrician at the Saint Barnabas hospital in the same county.
She had a C-section performed seven years ago, unleashing a nightmare and causing permanent injury to her body.
The obstetrician Michael Ihemaguba, who intervened Cruz in 2009, was convicted by a jury court after a trial that lasted one month and adjourned Monday.
After the operation, the Dominican mother has to go to the bathroom often and has to use adult diapers permanently.
The jury awarded Cruz US$50 million for her pain and suffering. She said her health has improved, but notes that her life hasn’t been the same since the injuries sustained during birth.
April 19, 2016
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