A lawsuit that was filed in the United States District Court, District of Colorado in Denver accuses Health-St. Thomas More Hospital and the doctors for committing negligence during child birth. According to the lawsuit the plaintiff has charged that due to the negligence the infant has sustained some irreversible and permanent birth injury that will continue affecting the infant for the rest of his life. In the lawsuit the plaintiff was reported as Street Bank and Trust, which is acting as conservator for S.R., the injured child.

According to the lawsuit the infant was diagnosed with cognitive impairment and spastic quadriplegia that left the minor child with permanent injuries. Various reports have also documented that due to the birth injury the infant was certified mentally challenged and disabled.

Similar cases have been filed earlier where new born were afflicted with severe form of cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury caused by the negligence of the doctor attending the birth.

The mother of the infant was rushed to the Centura Health-St. Thomas More Hospital for induction of labor. The lawsuit stated that the defendant administered a disputed amount of 1.5 milligrams of prostaglandin instead of 1.0 milligrams. The discrepancy was also shown by the data captured by the nurses of the health care unit while electronic data revealed administration of different dose.

What is Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy is a condition where the victim loses control of muscles on various parts of the body particularly head region. It is mainly caused after having sustained birth injuries by new born babies. The condition may further lead to cognitive impairment and other associated diseases. Unlike other diseases it is permanent and an irreversible condition that could affect the victim for the rest of his/her life.

Some of the major reasons of Cerebral palsy are:

  • Misuse of vacuums, forceps and other instruments that can result in brain hemorrhage in the new born
  • Using in-appropriate and Improper birthing techniques
  • Umbilical cord problems
  • Failure in performing C-section delivery
  • Some major infection in the baby or mother
  • Use of excessive external force during delivery
  • Premature Birth

Scopes of Cerebral palsy lawsuit

One of the major causes of Cerebral Palsy is medical negligence and in such circumstances a Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit is something that lets the justice prevail. Viewing the emotional trauma that caregivers or parents sustains during this whole period it is important to seek for the compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages that the negligence causes to the victim. However, medicine and pharmaceutical giants invest a huge amount of money in defending themselves from plaintiff; hence it is important for victims to seek the services of an efficient and equipped medical injury lawyer or particularly cerebral palsy attorney who can present their case in a more convincing manner.