For the next two years she tried to get some answers from the hospital, but never got a straight response. At the end she had no other option that to sue:
I had tried everything within my power to understand what happened from Brookwood’s perspective and get answers. Unfortunately I felt like I didn’t get any real answers. And they eventually just shut me out. That was when I realized the only option was litigation.
Malatesta’s primary nurse, Melissa Graham, told the court that the nurses were afraid the baby would deliver before the doctor arrived so that`s why they tried to push it back…
The baby was about to deliver. And she has got a strong urge to push and we were trying to get the doctor there.
In an interview for the Cosmopolitan Malatesta said that she`s doing much better now, but still it takes her most of the day to manage her pain. She also hopes that this verdict will be a wake-up call for other hospital so no other women has to go through the same suffering.
After the case went public Malatesta was contacted by several other women who told her that the verdict was the validation they never got.
Then last year, when the media began covering my story, it’s like the floodgates opened. Women from all over started contacting me about similar things that happened to them. That was a real driver for me to keep pursuing this. I realized I couldn’t just let that go.