A $27.25 million birth injury lawsuit has been filed by a father who claims that his infant daughter suffers from seizures and severe brain damage caused by medical negligence.
According to the lawsuit, the baby was born in March 2010 to a mother who had previously given birth via cesarean section. Although the mother and doctor agreed to a trial labor to see whether vaginal delivery was possible, the lawsuit claims that the labor was not monitored with due care.
The lawsuit claims that after 12 hours of labor, the baby was born and was found to be suffering from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during labor. According to the lawsuit, medical personnel failed to detect the condition, and this caused the infant to suffer a permanent brain injury.
The lawsuit claims that negligence on the part of hospital personnel included failure to perform a cesarean after signs of fetal distress, failure to properly monitor the prenatal heart rate of the baby, failure to properly resuscitate the baby and failure to respond to the seizures the infant suffered immediately after birth.
The complaint alleges that the baby has been diagnosed with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, seizures, fine motor and speech delays, developmental articulation disorder and developmental delays. According to the lawsuit, the child’s brain damage will reduce her cognitive abilities for the rest of her life.
Paul Greenberg is a Chicago birth injury lawyer with Briskman Briskman & Greenberg. To learn more call 1.877.595.4878 or visit http://www.briskmanandbriskman.com/.