Court upholds malpractice suit against Surrey doctor, nurse
“The evidence indicates, and I find, that Mirella’s physical injury at birth was catastrophic.” — BC Supreme Court Justice Ian Pitfield
BC Court of Appeal upheld BC Supreme Court Justice Ian Pitfield’s medical malpractice verdict in favour of lawyer Don Renaud’s client, Mirella Rochelle Steinebach (litigation guardian: May Jean Steinebach). Mirella suffers from spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by brain injury around the time of birth. She is tube fed, cannot walk, and requires constant assistance. A doctor and nurse at Surrey Memorial Hospital were held responsible. The multi-million dollar verdict secured by lawyers Don Renaud and Ian Campbell provides Mirella’s parents with the financial support to care for her special needs.