Re: Need advice/ opinions for upcoming brain damage baby case
- Case goes to trial on Friday!!!!!
> This is a case about a child who suffered a significant brainHere's the issue:
> injury during his mother's (Kim) labor with him just prior to birth. This
> was mom's second child. Her first was a scheduled c-section because of
> breech presentation.
> Mom was followed throughout her pregnancy by a nurse midwife
> with a goal of vaginal delivery. This made mom a VBAC (vaginal birth after
> cesarean), not an essential normal candidate for vaginal delivery because
> certain risks, but it is medically accepted and even encouraged today.
> A week before she is due, mom has a sudden gush of bleeding at home.
> Her husband drives her to ER where she is met by nurse midwife and is
> admitted by MD (who doesn't come to hospital). She is admitted and labor
> induced next morning by the midwife. Labor progresses and by mid-afternoon
> the baby shows signs of distress. Midwife doesn't call doctor and doesn't
> communicate any concern to mom. After a few more hours with rather
> persistent problematic signs on the fetal monitor, nurse midwife calls the
> doctor who comes to the hospital.
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> Doctor looks at fetal heart tracings on monitor and says to mom and midwife
> "You need to deliver this baby. If you don't deliver in the next 15
> minutes, we will need to proceed to operative delivery." Mom, now in
> hospital for over 18 hours and in labor for approx 7hours, says "You're not
> sectioning me. I have come too far. I want to have this baby vaginally."
> Doctor leaves room without saying anything (He goes to call team for OR).
> Midwife coaching to push, push, push. No delivery. In 15 minutes, doctor
> comes back and says, "You're baby is in trouble. You need to have a
> c-section." Mom immediately consents.
> What impact does Mom's initial reaction to mention of c-section have on
> your decision regarding cause of brain injury?
- Re: Need advice/ opinions for upcoming brain
damage baby case
I will put in some calls to a few doctors I know.
Let you know as soon as I hear anything.
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and the truth.
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