According to an online news report posted on nypost.com, a hospital is being blamed for “botching a Caesarean delivery” and neglecting a young, first-time mother with a severe brain injury, according to the victim’s loved ones.
The pregnant woman was delivering her baby at Hoboken University Medical Center when suddenly the young mother-to-be went into sudden cardiac arrest. She stopped breathing for nearly nine minutes while an emergency C-section was performed. The doctors purportedly failed to administer medical treatment quick enough to prevent the hypoxic brain injury.
The woman’s boyfriend stated that his girlfriend stopped breathing in the hospital’s operating room with doctors and other medical staff with her. The boyfriend stated that he intended to proposed to har and purchase a house for the couple to raise their family.
The news story stated that it is thought that the victim suffered a hypoxic brain injury brain did not receive oxygen for nine minutes or longer.
According to MedlinePlus.gov, a government website that is part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, brain cells are highly sensitive to a lack of oxygen. In less than 5 minutes, human brain cells begin to die if the oxygen supply has been cut off from the brain. When brain hypoxia (low or no oxygen flow to the brain) occurs, severe brain damage or death can occur.
A family member asked, how do you allow someone to endure a lack of oxygen right in front of you at a hospital? Why didn’t the medical staff and doctors act?
According to one of the victim’s loved ones, the hospital is not responding to medical records that are relevant to the oxygen deprivation. The news report states that the court has ordered the hospital to comply with this information request. However, the request for medical information has not been provided.
The family member stated that they were able to put together some of the events that lead to brain injury from a few medical workers and other information records. The family is considering a brain injury medical negligence lawsuit against the responsible medical providers and the hospital. The family member stated that there was a long time gap between the code blue and when they were notified by the staff.
The victim is currently in a minimally conscious state,” and she is “unable to move her body freely.”
Tragically, the boyfriend described the situation to the news reporters, saying one moment she goes in happy, and now his girlfriend is in a wheelchair, and she is unable to speak or even smile. The boyfriend said that the medical center staff lied.
The victim was making some progress and was transferred to a rehabilitation center. After a month of therapy, the victim started moving her arms and tried to speak. The victim met her daughter for the first time, and the victim began to cry. Her boyfriend said that he knows she is in there fighting to return to normal function, and the family is praying, has faith, and is staying positive.
In the news story, the family is represented and is considering a lawsuit. The medical center did not provide any comments to the news reporters.
If you or a loved one sustained medical malpractice, you could be qualified to file a lawsuit to recover monetary compensation for damages.
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