Doctors delayed c-section 14 hours, mother dies, family files lawsuit

April 22, 2019

A jury has awarded $24.5 million to the family of Lilia Torres, who died after giving birth to her child. Torres, who lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her husband, Rodolfo Vargas Chavez, and their three children, was 34 years of age when she died after delivering their daughter Lilian in 2015.


According to the lawsuit, Lilia Torres bled to death after a Cesarean section procedure performed by doctors at Broward General  Hospital. Court records indicated that Torres was scheduled for the C- section at 10 a.m. on July 21, 2015, but the procedure was not performed until after 12 a.m. on July 22, 2015. The doctors were found negligent, a point they conceded during the damages trial. More about this suit here


At the law offices of T. Verner Smith, we represent clients who have suffered personal injury or worse due to the negligence of another. These types of lawsuits not only provide necessary compensation for those who were wrongfully hurt in an accident, but also creates an environment of caution leading to higher safety standards for all. Contact us for a free consultation at (731) 423-1888, (901) 730-4567, or (615) 371-6136.



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