A jury has awarded a Kansas man and his 3-year-old son $6.55 million in a wrongful death verdict after the man’s wife died hours after giving birth at a Wichita hospital.
According to the lawsuit, Lindsay Perez was 35 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to Zander via emergency C-section. Lindsay coughed throughout her recovery after giving birth. She was given a chest x-ray which revealed “pulmonary opacities, most likely related to edema.”
The family sued the hospital for medical malpractice, claiming the nurse failed to let the doctor know that Lindsay was experiencing pulmonary edema.