Lawsuit Alleges Negligence Left Twin Brain Damaged
A California woman sued Kaiser Permanente and one of its hospitals claiming that the hospital’s medical negligence left her second twin brain damaged due to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a condition in which the brain does not receive sufficient oxygen.
Courthouse News Service reported that the complaint alleges that the hospital provided substandard prenatal, labor, delivery, and post-natal care and failed to counsel the mother about substitute methods of diagnosis and treatment, which caused the mother not to provide an informed consent.
The woman’s lawsuit claims that the negligence of Children’s Hospital of Orange County and 10 doctors in caring for her child caused multiple injuries to the newborn’s kidneys, his neurologic system, and his heart. The plaintiffs have sued the defendants for medical malpractice and negligent infliction of emotional distress, reports Courthouse News Service.