Hospital sued; Doctor claims unborn baby died and then came back to life.

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  1. deverrant

    deverrant VIP Extreme Gold

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    My cousin had her baby at this hospital. :facepalm:

    A woman came to the hospital in labor after a full-term, incident-free pregnancy. Upon arrival and ultrasound, she was told her baby was dead and placed in a room where she remained, by herself, for well over an hour.

    When the doctors returned to re-examine her and deliver her "dead" baby via c-section, they discovered the child was alive, but now severely brain-damaged due to extended time in utero (without oxygen).

    The case just closed, awarding the mother/child over $78 million, one of the largest malpractice awards in state history.
    The child, now 3 years old, has severe spastic cerebral palsy and is a quadriplegic who will need medical care throughout the rest of his life. Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury that can occur before, during or shortly after birth. If the brain of a baby is deprived of oxygen.

    Documentation indicates that the hospital's ultrasound equipment had not been maintained/inspected in 10 years, despite the manufacturer's instructions for annual maintenance. Lawyers/experts also called the equipment "antiquated".

    The doctor who performed the ultrasound and delivery maintains that the baby was dead and came back to life just before delivery.

    http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/pennsylvania-cerebral-palsy-verdict-26874/

    http://www.pottsmerc.com/article/20...ttstown-hospital-may-be-among-state-s-largest
     
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    doctors are getting lazy
     
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    lol
     
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    Jesus, that is horrible. :sad:
     
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    I will never go to this hospital for anything. My uncle was there; he had Pulmonary Fibrosis. I went to visit him one day and he was complaining to the nurse that the oxygen tube to his nose wasn't working. She insisted it was and looked at the machine and said it indicated it was working.
    My uncle then asked for a cup of water, which the nurse provided... he placed the nose piece in the water and held it up. He said "If it was working, there would be bubbles."
    The nurse then agreed to have someone look at the equipment.
     
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    assholes. :rolleyes:
     
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    Sounds to me like the baby was lazy
     
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    Yes.


    Seriously, from the part I read that's a horrible story.

    I'm gonna go read more, brb.
     
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    You read part? Lol
     
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    Right??! The rollercoaster of emotions for those parents... and everything that could-have-been-healthy child will now have to go through as opposed to having a normal life. Hearbreaking.
     
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    I would be devastated if I were that Mom. :tears:
     
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    I thought of a tattoo you should get.
     
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    Oh no
     
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    78mil in the bank, I see SIDS in the near future for the kid.
     
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    I wanna eat the baby
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    there was an episode of Third Watch like this