Medical Malpractice Case Settled in Birth Injury Resulting in Cerebral Palsy, Part 3 of 4

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the area, such as Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center, Mercy, Methodist, or Sutter.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

Plaintiff’s counsel also claimed that there was inadequate supervision of the nurse trainee on October 14 and 15.

The infant’s lawyer noted that the fetal monitoring strips were missing during the pregnancy. The hospital’s chief of medical records testified that they were last seen and accounted for the day after the birth.

The plaintiff’s perinatology expert, Maryann Tallan asserted that the uterine stimulation, coupled with maternal hypertension and maternal fever, caused fetal distress and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. The lawyer alleged that the treaters failed to appreciate the fetal distress and failed to perform an early C-section. Plaintiff’s pediatric neurology expert Barry Michael supported Tallan’s claims, adding that the baby probably would not have gotten cerebral palsy if a prompt C-section had been performed.

The defense argued that the baby was born with cerebral palsy due to complications that happened during the pregnancy’s first trimester.

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