Tuesday, June 6, 2023

The Galician Health Service condemns compensating the family of a child who suffered a stroke with 170,000 euros

The controversial Administrative Court No. 2 of Santiago de Compostela has sentenced Galician Health Service (Sergas) to compensate with 170.000 Euro To the family for negligence in the delivery of the child who had suffered a stroke.

The sentence, which partly upheld an appeal filed by the mother, details that the woman had given birth to the child. Provincial Hospital of Pontevedra On June 28, 2019 after a pregnancy that had passed normally.

Delivery was done through the use of suction cups and, finally, with a caesarean section, practice which, according to the court, caused a stroke in the newborn, which led to sequelae.

Due to clinical and electrical distress the baby had to be referred to the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo, six hours after birth, to be subjected to hypothermia. The little girl had a scalp wound, a scalp wound and a scalp hematoma.

In sentencing, the judge concluded that Sargus did not offer a viable explanation Few or consistent evidence of good practice during interventions, apart from entering into an “apparent contradiction” regarding suction cup traction and the timing of its use.

Therefore, it maintains that the child’s serious injuries and sequelae were the result of a intrauterine hypoxia and repeated trauma to the fetal head following a failed instrumental delivery and a difficult cesarean section.

ruling, against which appeal is possible, establishes a 140,000 Euros for the minor, 20,000 Euros for the mother and 10,000 Euros for the father,

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