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A woman died after undergoing a c-section and her family sued the hospital and doctor they felt was responsible for her death. The jury found in favor of the doctor in the medical malpractice case. The family had been asking for $10 Million in damages.

Susan Special, 38, died in June 2003 after a Caesarean section. Moments after Nicholas was born, she suffered a seizure, went into cardiac arrest and lost consciousness. Baux, who administered her spinal epidural, was accused of improperly monitoring Susan Special’s vital signs and not properly responding to her deteriorating condition.

The jury took about 4 hours to reach their decision. Both sides brought in expert witnesses. The defendant’s attorney argued that the woman died from an amniotic fluid embolism.

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