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Peripartum Cardiomyopathy – Types Of Medical Malpractice Cases


Do you want to learn more about peripartum cardiomyopathy – types of medical malpractice cases? You’re in the right place. Watch the video below to learn more about these cases from a medical malpractice lawyer.

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Video Transcript

0:00 Intro
0:10 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy types of Medical Malpractice Cases
0:20 Case about 30-year-old lady
0:50 Decompensation ( Loss of Homeostasis)
1:10 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

0:10 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

People oftentimes ask me, okay, what are some of the cases that you’ve worked that you actually litigated and tried, that you feel best about?

0:20 Case About 30-year-old Lady

There was one case in particular where there was a lady, she’s about 30 years old, she was pregnant with her first child, and she delivered the baby. And then right after she delivered the baby, she started having problems with her heart, or heart rate went up, started retaining fluid. And appropriately, she got sent to the cardiology floor, they worked her up, they really didn’t figure out what was going on. But they put it back on a normal unit.

0:50 Decompensation (Loss of Homeostasis)

And when the day that they were going to discharge her, she literally unraveled she d compensated, she went into the cardiopulmonary arrest. The doctors came in and put in IVs, and she died.

1:10 Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

All they needed to do in order to save her was to leave her alone, she had something called peripartum cardiomyopathy, which means heart damage or heart problems after delivery of a baby. In these cases, you know, 99% of the women that live, their hearts don’t function well for maybe days, two weeks, but then everything comes back to baseline and normal. And all that has to happen is that these people have got to be sustained. They’ve got to be maintained. So you know, watch them, make sure that they don’t collect fluids. So given Lasix, so the fluid doesn’t collect, they don’t go into heart failure, and keep them keep them comfortable. And when this lady started exhibiting symptoms of cardiac instability, the physicians that were there, they gave her fluid. Here she is with a weak heart, her heart can’t pump fluid. She’s got too much fluid on her lungs anyway. And they basically give her two to three liters of fluid and she functionally drowned in her own fluid. Just catastrophe did catastrophic. It would. It was horrible. But I’ve tried this case, they didn’t offer anything in settlement. And we got to believe it was $2.6 million verdict. It was a week-long trial, and we brought in some of the best and brightest experts. So that’s one case that stands out and, you know, the end result is that this kid now is about 19 years old. She’s got a college trust fund that sitting there waiting on her for when she turns 21.



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