Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit Filed Over Hypoxic Brain Injury At Birth
An Illinois couple has filed a cerebral palsy lawsuit against a hospital and doctor, saying that the botched delivery of their daughter resulted in permanent disabilities due to a hypoxic brain injury at birth.
The medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by Lance and Jennifer Schneider against Protestant Memorial Medical Center in Belleville, Illinois, and Dr. Michael E. Herrmann on December 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
According to the complaint, the Schneiders’ daughter Sophia suffered a hypoxic brain injury after Herrmann ruptured membranes in her head, failed to use proper resuscitation maneuvers and failed to perform an immediate C-section.
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The lawsuit claims that their daughter did not get enough oxygen to her brain, causing her to suffer cerebral palsy. According to a report by The St. Clair Record, Sophia Schneider has been left with learning disabilities, impaired hearing capacity and other medical problems as a result of the hypoxic brain injury and cerebral palsy.
The Schneiders allege that the doctor and hospital were negligent during the birth and seek compensatory damages for their daughter’s disfigurement, disability, pain and suffering and inability to enjoy a normal life.
Cerebral palsy can be caused by a brain injury that occurs before, during or shortly after birth. If the brain of a baby is deprived of oxygen, it can result in irreversible damage that leaves the child with developmental problems, loss of motor functions and other life-long injuries and disabilities associated with cerebral palsy.
Although cerebral palsy can occur without a medical mistake, when the exercise of the proper standards of medical care could have prevented the child’s brain from being deprived of oxygen, cerebral palsy medical malpractice lawsuits may provide compensation for the child’s disability.
Symptoms of cerebral palsy are commonly associated with seizures, sensory impairments and cognitive limitation, and can range from mild cerebral palsy to a severe disability.
MaryMarch 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm
I wish I had known about this case. Dr Herrmann delivered both of my children C-sect. He gave me superior care. My life was not the best and he and his wife treated me with respect. Many of their words still ring through my head to this day. My 2 children are adults now and both attend college. I do feel for the family involved, but I'm sure NONE of THIS was any fault of theirs (the parents) .....[Show More]I wish I had known about this case. Dr Herrmann delivered both of my children C-sect. He gave me superior care. My life was not the best and he and his wife treated me with respect. Many of their words still ring through my head to this day. My 2 children are adults now and both attend college. I do feel for the family involved, but I'm sure NONE of THIS was any fault of theirs (the parents) ......... right?
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