A woman who contrary to her religious beliefs received a life-saving blood transfusion after having a baby has no medical malpractice claim against the Staten Island hospital where she received the blood or the doctor who treated her, a state judge has ruled.
Supreme Court Justice Joseph J. Maltese in Richmond County (See Profile) ruled last week in DiGeronimo v. Fuchs, 101540/06, that Nancy DiGeronimo, a Jehovah’s Witness, was essentially trying to bring a “wrongful life” claim against Dr. Allen Fuchs, who gave her prenatal care, and the Staten Island University Hospital, his employer, where she had her baby.
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