Negligence caused little girl’s cerebral palsy: judge
“I think it’s unfortunate that there is such a high rate of cerebral palsy, and a certain proportion of that is as a result of the birth process and preventable errors that are not properly investigated.” — Don Renaud, Burnaby medical malpractice lawyer, quoted by CTV News Vancouver
BC Supreme Court ruled in favour of lawyer Don Renaud’s client in a birth injury medical negligence trial against a doctor and nurse from Surrey Memorial Hospital. His client suffers from spastic, quadriplegic cerebral palsy caused by oxygen deprivation around the time of her birth. Justice Ian Pitfield ruled that the doctor was 60% liable, and the nurse 40% liable, for negligence resulting in her profound, permanent injuries. Renaud described his client to CTV as a “wonderful little girl” with a big dimple that will break your heart. The family is delighted with the judge’s reasoning and the significant verdict secured by the lawyers at Campbell, Renaud.