OHSU Faces Lawsuit after Breech Baby Vaginal Birth
September 27th, 2013 by thomasjhenry
According to the Oregonian, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) is facing a $25.6 million medical malpractice lawsuit due to brain injuries suffered during birth.
Details on the Oregon Health and Science University Breech Birth
Kimberly Gates had originally planned to have a cesarian section at a Seattle hospital due to her child being in the breech position.
However, upon researching the breech position, she came across Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Lawsuit who claimed expertise in conducting such births vaginally.
Gates cancelled her appointments with the Seattle hospital and decided to have the birth conducted at OHSU after meeting with doctors who assured her they would resort to cesarian section should the baby be in any danger.
Two days after checking in to the hospital, the birth went wrong leading to Gates’ child, Howie, allegedly suffering “catastrophic, permanent and irreversible” brain damage.
About the Breech Birth Malpractice Lawsuit
Gates is now suing Dr. Leonardo Pereira, Dr. Margaret O’Reilly and others for medical malpractice which she claims lead to her child’s injuries.
According to the lawsuit, Howie had an abnormal heart beat for 20 minutes and the doctors did not resuscitate him in time.
The lawsuit also claims that doctors did not adequately explain the dangers associated with the breech baby vaginal birth method they used, which was published only two months before Gates’ visit.
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