NY Court Says Doctor Must Face Childbirth Death Suit

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 9:04 PM EST) -- A New York appellate panel on Wednesday revived claims against a physician accusing him and a nurse midwife of causing a patient's death following childbirth, saying the plaintiff adequately alleged that the doctor failed to warn the patient regarding the dangers of attempting a natural childbirth after a previous C-section.

A four-judge Appellate Division panel for the Second Department unanimously reversed a summary judgment ruling in favor of Dr. Keith B. Lescale and his practice group, Hudson Valley Perinatal Consulting PLLC, in a suit accusing Lescale and nurse midwife Sadie Moss Jones of causing the 2011 death of patient Gia McGinley...

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