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Parents of brain-damaged baby file lawsuit

An article from Pacific News Center concerns a lawsuit that parents of a baby born with severe brain damage filed in District Court of Guam. The parents claim that negligence on the part of the doctor overseeing the birth cause their baby’s disabilities.

The baby’s mother, Shamaralynn Terlaje, alleges in the lawsuit that she experienced prolonged bradycardia – or slowing of the heart rate – three times during her labor.

The lawsuit claims that condition indicated her baby was in distress and suffering from oxygen deprivation, “which is life-threatening and which a reasonably prudent midwife, nurse and OB/GYN should recognize as calling for Dr. Bordallo’s intervention as the admitting physician.”

According to the lawsuit: “The child thereafter suffered neonatal seizure secondary to hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy with permanent vision impairment.”

Dr. Annie Bordallo, head OB/GYN of Marianas Physician Group is asking the court to dismiss the complaint, the report says.

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, check with Lopez McHugh for a free consultation to see what your legal options are.

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