Families with children who suffer from birth injuries such as cerebral palsy know the emotional and financial toll the disease can have. In England, a 17-year-old name Sean Bryne was recently awarded 3.75M pounds, or 6.1M dollars for a negligent delivery that left Sean with cerebral palsy.
Errors monitoring the fetal heartbeat
Affecting the left side of his body, Sean’s… more »
In 2007, Kiarra Smith was born three months premature at HealthPark Medical Center in Florida. 15 days into her care at the hospital, she was accidently given a dose of nutrients 100 times more powerful than what was prescribed. Her parents and lawyer assert this mistake caused Smith to go into cardiac arrest, and eventually be diagnosed with cerebral palsy… more »
In 1995 Randi Gabbert was born three months premature, weighing under 2 pounds, and measuring only 12 inches long. Her doctors weren’t sure she would survive, and kept her in the hospital for 3 months.
A diagnosis of CP
At the age of one, doctors informed Randi’s parents that Randi had cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that is common in… more »
An umbilical cord prolapse is where the cord enters the vagina before the baby through the open cervix. Then, as the baby is delivered, it can put pressure on the cord, cutting off blood flow and oxygen to the fetus.
Risk factors include: