Twincities.com reports that a baby was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in early November with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, microcephaly, seizures, and various other neurological problems due to lack of oxygen during birth.
According to the report, the child’s mother decided on inducing vaginal labor after being admitted to Regions Hospital due to ruptured membranes. The couple’s suit alleges that despite noticing fluctuations in the baby’s heart rate during labor, medical staff failed to advise the mother to undergo an emergency cesarean-section, which resulted in brain damage from oxygen deprivation.
Medical malpractice can include negligence before or during childbirth, misdiagnosis, surgery or anesthesia errors, or medication errors.
The British Medical Journal estimates that 210,000-400,000 deaths each year are associated with medical errors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical errors cause more deaths each year than unintentional injuries, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes.
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