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Delay in birth causes severe brain damage

A woman's caesarian birth was kept to schedule even though the unborn baby's condition deteriorated days before it's birth. The boy was born with irreversible brain damage, spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, epilepsy, severe learning difficulties and profound deafness because of the delay. The hospital admitted liability.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition

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About: Delay in birth causes severe brain damage

Date: 25 May 2004

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tees/3745765.stm

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