A New York jury recently awarded a female home-care nurse from Syracuse $1.7 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against Community General Hospital. Plaintiff, Tina Holstein, claimed that she was improperly administered an injection after giving birth to her third child. Due to complications during the delivery, a nurse reportedly gave Holstein an injection “too low” in her back that resulted in damage to her sciatic nerve.
Plaintiff contended that as a result of the nerve damage, she suffers from back pain and limited range of motion. Plaintiff’s experts testified that, in all likelihood, the condition will worsen over time. Attorneys for the hospital are contemplating an appeal.
Syracuse jury awards nurse nearly $1.7 million for nerve damage after baby’s birth, Syracuse Post-Standard, Jim O’Hara, June 1, 2010.