An infant now suffers from spastic quadriplegia and brain damage because of the negligent actions of hospital staff during the infant’s delivery.
The baby’s mother arrived at the hospital at 4:15 a.m., suffering from severe pain every ten minutes. The hospital discharged the mother, however, stating that she was “not in labor.”
The mother returned to the hospital at 11:15 p.m. that same day, stating that she had been suffering pains again since 8 p.m. When she arrived that night, the mother was fully dilated and the hospital prepared for delivery. It was noted that the baby’s heart rate began to decelerate at around this time. The hospital’s staff also noted bradycardia, and said that as the child passed through the birth canal, the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck. The child was delivered at 1:12 a.m. with the help of vacuum extraction.
The baby was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit with severe asphyxia and respiratory depression. The hospital later found an unstable focus in the right parietal and temporal regions, citing hypoxic encephalopathy as the cause, as well as the cord wrapped around the baby’s neck during birth.
Birth injury experts say that the infant now suffers from spastic quadriplegia and brain damage because the hospital’s staff failed to deliver the baby on time. Additionally, the hospital’s staff allegedly failed to act upon the baby’s decelerating heart rate, which occurred an hour and 45 minutes prior to delivery.
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