Hospital Botches Two Deliveries for Same Woman


Annemarie Dhana is filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Queens Hospital Center, claiming that their botched delivery of both of her sons has led to both of them developing Erb’s Palsy.

Erb’s Palsy is a birth injury causing nerve damage in the shoulder, arm, and hand. In serious cases, it can lead to paralysis of the baby’s arm. It is generally caused by medical malpractice on the part of the delivery team and hospital staff.

Dhana gave birth to both of her sons at Queens Hospital Center. They were born a year apart, in 2006 and 2007. Dhana claims that with both babies, the shoulder became stuck after the head passed through the birth canal, and both times the hospital staff used excessive force to bring the rest of the baby’s body through the delivery process.

Dhana’s lawsuit also alleges that the hospital mismanaged every aspect of her care during her pregnancy. She claims that the doctors were aware of the fact that she suffers from gestational diabetes, a condition that increases her risk of birth complications, but failed to make the proper adjustments in her care. Furthermore, the birth injuries to both of her sons could have been prevented had the doctors performed a Caesarean section.