Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury Case

Kylie knew something had gone wrong. After a healthy pregnancy, her daughter Mackenzie was born at 38 weeks – blue, purple and having seizures.

She had arrived at the hospital with an elevated heart rate. The delivery staff had found it tricky to find the fetal heartbeat. During labour, Mackenzie stopped breathing

Until then, Kylie had no reason to think her newborn child would be profoundly disabled.

Mackenzie was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. When she was about 8 months old, Kylie began to panic: how could she provide for her child’s special needs? Wheelchairs, therapists, a special van – let alone childcare. And as a single mom?

She had a feeling she wasn’t monitored properly at the hospital, but had kept quiet. She wasn’t the professional. Surely they had it covered.

After months of uncertainty, Kylie knew she had to take action. She contacted the lawyers at Campbell, Renaud and Don Renaud promptly began an investigation. The medical records showed that Mackenzie suffered oxygen deprivation during labour and birth, which had caused her cerebral palsy. Experts demonstrated that had she been monitored more closely, her injuries would have been prevented.

Through the settlement Don obtained, Kylie was given the choice to stay at home with her daughter. She was able to raise Mackenzie herself in a home that was wheelchair friendly. In an adapted van, Kylie could get Mackenzie to appointments—knowing that her daughter’s medical expenses would never be a burden.

 

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Summary
Peace of Mind: Story of a Girl with Cerebral Palsy
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Peace of Mind: Story of a Girl with Cerebral Palsy
Description

British Columbia — Medical malpractice lawyer Don Renaud aided client whose newborn suffered preventable oxygen deprivation during labour in a Greater Vancouver hospital. The girl was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy due to medical negligence.