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The family of a Brooklyn, NY woman who mysteriously passed away after giving birth has filed a $42 million lawsuit against the hospital.
Christine Fields, 30, died after giving birth at Woodhull Hospital last month, and her family are now demanding damages, claiming the hospital committed malpractice.
The family filed a $42 million lawsuit against the institute on Thursday, with Fields' mother Denene Witherspoon speaking of her heartbreak.
Speaking earlier this week at a press conference, Witherspoon said: 'That was my heart.
'She made me so proud, and now I don't have that in my life anymore. Now, I have to help raise three kids that don't have a mother.'
Christine Fields, 30, died after giving birth at Woodhull Hospital last month, and her family is now demanding damages
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The family has alleged that her death was due to hospital staff not properly performing an emergency C-section and monitoring her post surgery.
New York Daily News reported that Fields had objected to the cesarean birth, and was conscious and responsive after the baby was born.
Fields then went into cardiac arrest the next day after the C-section, and according to one of the family's attorneys there was pooling blood.
Attorney Ira Newman told PIX11: 'Her baby’s heart rate drops, and there’s fetal distress.
'She’s rushed in for a C-section, and we are investigating and have learned from the [medical examiner’s] office that there was pooling blood.'
Blood pooling occurs when the blood is unable to pump back to the heart and collects in the extremities.
Witherspoon added: 'I miss my daughter so much, and I need to know what happened to my daughter.
'My daughter was healthy, my daughter was 30, my daughter did everything right.
'She had had a birthing plan. Nothing was followed according to her birthing plan, and now I don’t have my child, and it just hurts so much.'
Fields leaves behind three children, including her newborn baby and her fiancé Jose Perez, who has spent the last two weeks trying to piece together this nightmare.
Fields' mother Denene Witherspoon spoke at a press conference of her heartbreak over her daughters death,