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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Hospital, doctors cited

Brain injury alleged in new lawsuit

By David Baker
Posted Wednesday, April 2, 2014
209 words

A hospital governing body, two of its subsidiaries, four physicians and two medical practices are defendants in a lawsuit that alleges a patient received a serious brain injury.

Named as defendants are St. Peter’s Health Partners; its subsidiaries, Northeast Health, Inc. and Seton Health Systems; Capital District Surgical Associates; and the Anesthesia Group of Albany; and physicians Yusaf Silk, Robert Ezeifedi, Andrew Kavanaugh-Black and Krzysztof Glab.

 The suit was filed in June 2013 on behalf of Awilda Santana of Albany. It relates to treatment she received at Samaritan Hospital in Troy on January 16, 2013.

“The individual and corporate defendants were negligent, careless and reckless in their care and treatment of the plaintiff, thereby causing her to sustain serious physical injuries including a traumatic brain injury,” an initial filing in the case says.

It is not clear if the alleged injury was from the surgery itself or the anesthesia. Claims for damages will usually name as defendants every individual and corporate entity that had any involvement in the case. Subsequent filings will give specific details.

The lawsuit was filed by attorneys Basch & Keegan of Kingston. Representing the defendants are O’Connor, O’Conner, Bresee & First; Thorn, Gershon, Tymann & Bonnani; and Tarhis, Catania Liberth of Newburgh.