Sunday, November 27, 2005

Hospital Cleared of Wrongdoing in Malpractice Suit
A Cameron County jury Tuesday decided that Valley Regional Medical Center was not responsible for giving an 11-year-old girl cerebral palsy during her June 1994 delivery.

The family of Krystal Galvan claimed that their daughter received the neurological and muscular disorder after hospital staff waited too long to give her mother a caesarian section.

Attorneys for the Galvan family argued that the girl suffered significant brain damage due to a lack of oxygen during her mother’s hour-long wait for the surgical procedure.

After two weeks of hearing testimony in the 107th state District Court, the eight-man, four-woman jury decided in a few hours of deliberation that the hospital was not responsible for giving Galvan the lifelong medical condition.