A 5-year-old girl who was badly mishandled by erring midwives during her birth is seeking an operation in the U.S.
Unable to stand by herself, and with only a six-word vocabulary, young Jessica Penny of Rutherglen, Scotland flew to St. Louis, Missouri on Friday with her parents to undergo an operation to address the effects of cerebral palsy. Jessica was starved of oxygen and suffered significant drops in her heart rate during her birth. Jessica’s parents, Lynne and Colin Penny, were able to raise £85, 000 for the highly-specialized operation, called a dorsal rhizotomy, which is a spinal surgery that will hopefully be able to reverse some of cerebral palsy’s effects.
Jessica’s mother described the errors of the responsible midwives as “assault.” Her daughter was left needing constant care while she herself had to seek counseling and be put on anti-depressants.
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