Hospital liable in cerebral palsy birth complication

A hospital recently admitted liability in the case of a boy with cerebral palsy caused by complications of his birth.

Daniel Spencer sustained brain damage when he was deprived of oxygen while his mother was suffering placental abruption during the delivery at Worcestershire Royal Hospital in 2001. The dispute was focused on the fact that Daniel was delivered 33 minutes after the complications were understood, whereas the average time is only 15 minutes and an expert said six minutes would have been enough time for him.

Rather than going to trial, the family agreed to the hospital paying 75 percent of the full liability, which is still to be determined.

Regrettably, many families, such as the Spencers, undergo the pain and suffering that accompany cerebral palsy at the hands of negligent medical professionals all too often. Our attorneys at The Driscoll Firm know that facing such a situation can be difficult and overwhelming, but are here to help you should your child be suffering this disorder due to another’s reckless actions. Call (800) 900-7704 to discuss your legal options today.

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