Hospital System Faces Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
January 16, 2015
The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy are suing a hospital system in Portland for medical malpractice.
The boy, Luca, was born via a water birth, which the hospital said came with less risk than a traditional birth. Luca suffered a brain injury during the birth.
The parents argue that their child should have been born through C-section, and the lawsuit asks the judge to order the system, Legacy Health System, to stop performing water births in the future.
The suits seeks $23 million for for all medical expenses and $10 million for Luca's pain and suffering.