- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque jury found a Roswell obstetrician and nurse at fault in the death of a mother from high blood pressure during the birth of her third child.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1PiQjoZ ) that the jury returned a $3 million verdict against obstetrician Eric Peterson on Tuesday.

The jury found Peterson 70 percent at fault and intensive care unit nurse Kemischa Anderson 30 percent at fault.

Attorneys representing the family of Sarahy Fierro said the 28-year-old’s blood pressure reached as high as 222/115 during delivery.

Peterson successfully delivered the baby boy and diagnosed his mother.

But her blood pressure remained dangerously high and caused a stroke.

Fierro never regained consciousness.

Peterson’s attorney argued that the obstetrician acted to save the baby’s life.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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