Improper medical care results in a baby’s cerebral palsy with permanent neurological impairment.
An expectant mother in her 35th week of pregnancy sought medical treatment for high blood pressure, but was sent home the next day. The medical staff failed to diagnose her preeclampsia, a serious blood flow-reduction condition. After they sent her home, she suffered a placental abruption (separation). The medical staff had ruled out pre-eclampsia and discharged her too early. The mother returned again the next day for delivery and the baby was finally delivered by Caesarean Section. However, the resulting injury to the baby could have been avoided with a timely Caesarean Section. The baby was born with cerebral palsy (hypoxia) that left him with permanent neurological impairment. We sought damages for life care, disability, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The parties agreed to a settlement. (Attorney William Lane handled the case.)