Mismanagement of breech presentation caused a little boy to experience a lack of oxygen to his brain, which caused hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), seizures & cerebral palsy.
Each birth injury case is unique. However, there are specific types of errors and forms of medical malpractice that appear frequently in these lawsuits. These include the following: Failing to provide proper fetal monitoring It is very important that medical professionals evaluate the baby’s wellbeing throughout pregnancy as well as during the birthing process. This…
A mother whose baby went past the due date was given Cytotec to induce labor. When the mother’s labor stopped, she was given Pitocin. The medical team did not continuously monitor the baby’s heart rate with the fetal heart monitor; the monitor was taken off at various times during delivery. At birth, which was 13…
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The medical team failed to notice signs of distress on the fetal heart monitor caused by the umbilical cord being wrapped around the baby’s neck. The C-section was delayed, causing the baby to be severely oxygen-deprived, suffering seizures at birth. He was soon diagnosed with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a form of brain damage.
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A baby suffers severe oxygen deprivation and brain damage when multiple standards of care are violated, including improper use of Pitocin, failure to properly react to non-reassuring heart tones, failure to quickly deliver a baby in distress, and failure to elicit the assistance of an experienced (attending) physician when fetal distress is persistent.