The New York Supreme Court has approved a $5.2 million settlement in a malpractice lawsuit over the death of a woman in child birth from internal bleeding after a poorly performed Caesarean procedure. In September 2007, Diane McCable went to Albany Medical Center Hospital in labor. After ten hours, Dr. Cheryl Burack decided she needed a C-section, but passed her care off to Dr. Sean Yong-Il Lee. After closing her up, Lee twice ignored calls from the attending physician saying that McCable may have severe internal bleeding, the lawsuit claimed. By the time Lee did get back to McCable to attempt to stop the bleeding, it was too late. In the settlement, Lee will pay $2.3 million, Burack $1.9 million and Albany Medical $1 million.
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