Brooklyn Hospital Faces $42M Lawsuit Over Death of Mother During ChildbirthDecember 1, 2023
Christine Fields, a “healthy” Brooklyn mother who died mysteriously after giving birth earlier this month, saw her family launching a $42 million lawsuit on Thursday seeking damages and answers to the tragedy that changed their lives. Along with welcoming a new baby, Fields’ parents and fiancé had to break the news to her two young kids that their mother was dead. What was supposed to be a joyous occasion filled with blessings and promise was turned into a nightmare of anguish and pain. The family is grieving Fields’ death and seeking justice through the lawsuit.
Fields’ fiancé, Jose Perez, described her as a “great mother” who spent every possible minute with her children. The family’s ordeal began on Nov. 11 when Fields walked into Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical Center to deliver her baby. Following an emergency C-section and the birth of her baby, the family was informed that Fields, 30, had passed away. They are now awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.
The family’s attorney, Sanford Rubinstein, emphasized the tragedy of Fields’ passing, noting that now three children, ages 3, 5, and a newborn, will grow up without a mother. The family’s lawsuit alleges that medical malpractice was responsible for Fields’ death. According to the family’s lawyers, Fields had a normal pregnancy with no complications, and it was only after an emergency C-section that she went into cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead.
The hospital declined to provide further information about Fields’ care, citing medical privacy laws. Fields’ mother expressed her heartbreak, stating that her daughter was healthy and that she now has to help raise three kids who no longer have a mother. The family is seeking answers and justice through the legal process.
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