"AURORA, Ill. - An Aurora mother has settled a malpractice lawsuit for $15.35 million with a hospital and doctor after her son suffered brain damage at birth six years ago."Read full article here: Aurora mother settles malpractice lawsuit for $15.35...
May 24, 2008
"We are gratified of the jury's decision," said C.J. Gideon, lead attorney who represented Ellington and Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. "It was clearly the right decision. The proof was overwhelming that Dr. Ellington did precisely what she was supposed to do and that she did not injure this child."Read news article for more details... Also, another article at The Murfreesboro Post...
May 21, 2008
"In addition to being a big baby in a small canal, the baby's injuries also were caused because medical workers ... continued to give the mother drugs to make the uterus contract, hoping to expel the baby. The result was a uterus contracting on the baby's stuck head, causing brain damage.For more details, read the full article here.
May 14, 2008
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Premier healthcare alliance today announced a 21-month national collaborative designed to achieve the consistent delivery of evidence-based care with the goal of eliminating preventable birth-related injuries and deaths.
The Premier Perinatal Safety Initiative is comprised of 16 of the country's leading hospitals, representing 12 states, in which approximately 115,000 babies will be delivered over the course of the collaborative. The initiative seeks to significantly lower the incidence of certain infrequent though serious injuries that could result in birth asphyxia, cerebral palsy or permanent neurologic disability.
“Infants in the United States experience close to three birth injuries for every 1,000 births, many of which are preventable, and the U.S. ranks near the bottom of industrialized nations in infant mortality,” said Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., co-founder and co-chair, Congressional Caucus on Infant Health and Safety. “We are hopeful that this study will help identify best practices and help share them across all hospitals so as to reduce harm to infants and mothers.”
Read the entire announcement: Leading Hospitals, Healthcare Experts Collaborate to Eliminate Preventable Birth Injuries...
May 11, 2008
Factors in the case: a ruptured uterus depriving baby of oxygen for a prolonged time. The child now suffers from spastic cerebral palsy and blindness and requires a feeding tube. According to Patrick Malone, the family’s attorney, the claim was brought "under the Military Claims Act alleging that a nurse midwife ... was grossly negligent and guilty of malpractice for trying to manage a complex and high-risk delivery without calling in an obstetrician." Full article cite.
May 10, 2008
May 4, 2008
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