$325,000 Settlement Reached in Hospital’s Failure to Administer Fluid and Blood Products

Julius D’Amico, 73, was admitted to Bryn Mawr Hospital for surgery to treat what was believed to be an infection in her arm AV graft used for hemodialysis. During the surgery, she lost blood and fluid volume, which led to a postoperative decrease in her blood pressure, blood volume and hemoglobin.

In addition, that night she suffered prolonged periods of hypotension and decreased tissue profusion. After undergoing hemodialysis the next day, she became unstable, lost consciousness and suffered a fatal heart attack.

D’Amico was survived by her husband and two adult daughters.

D’Amico’s husband, individually and on behalf of her estate, filed suit against the hospital, alleging that it chose not to treat her hypotension, hypovolemia and decreased tissue profusion.

The D’Amico estate as plaintiff claimed that among other things, the defendant hospital should have administered appropriate medications, fluids and blood product. It was further alleged that she should have been transferred to another hospital unit that could have provided a higher level of medical care.

Before trial, the parties settled for $325,000.

The attorney successfully handling this case was Michael J. D’Aniello.

D’Amico v. Bryn Mawr Hospital
, No. 2019-11936 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl. Montgomery County).

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