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A couple has filed a lawsuit against a hospital for after an alleged poorly controlled labor more than 10 years ago that ended in a caesarean section and caused cerebral palsy in their daughter. The parents believe that the cardiotocogram (fetal monitor) indicated that the baby was under stress due to lack of oxygen and that the midwives were slow in their decision making and communication with the obstetrician. The hospital is arguing that the child suffered the brain injury before labor.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Brownsville Herald
About: Medical malpractice over brain damage in delivery 10 years ago
Date: 16 November 2005
Source: The Brownsville Herald
Author: Sergio Chapa
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