A hospital is being sued after
a risky birthing procedure caused the now 11-year-old child to suffer from serious conditions such
as seizures, according to the lawsuit.
The family of the child says that he suffers from headaches, developmental delays, and frequent seizures - all a result of what
they say was an unnecessary birthing procedure used by their doctor.
According to the lawsuit, the child's mother went to the hospital to give birth at a time that
was near-term. There were indications of complications or other issues that require the use of any
special birthing procedures, the suit says.
Despite the lack of complications, the lawsuit states that the doctor elected to use a vacuum
birthing procedure. The plaintiffs claim that before performing the procedure, the doctor informed them that he had never performed a vacuum delivery procedure
before and that he was not comfortable performing the procedure.
The lawsuit states that upon the birth of the child, noticeable symptoms of seizures were
displayed, including unintentional left arm movements and blinking of the eye.
The child was transferred to an intensive care facility where a doctor indicated that child had
suffered a "right frontocerebral hemorrhagic infarction with a subdural hemorrhage" -
bleeding in the brain as well as other significant conditions. He was transferred to another
facility were surgery was performed, according to the lawsuit, where he continued to have
The lawsuit claims that the doctors completed the risky birthing procedure without proper
knowledge or training on how to complete the procedure properly and successfully. The suit also
states doctors failed to thoroughly explain the risks of the procedure to the child's parents, who
only speak Spanish.
Because of the doctors negligence,
according to the plaintiffs, the child suffered birth injuries such as brain damage and other
conditions which have resulted in serious developmental delays.
If you believe that doctor's error or negligence caused your child to suffer an injury at birth,
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