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HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS - Liability (malpractice) - Negligence - Standard of care - Particular professions - Nurses

Friday, June 30, 2017 @ 8:29 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs, an infant and mother, from the dismissal of their medical negligence action against the defendants. The infant plaintiff suffered a profound brain injury due to ischemic hypoxia one hour before her birth. The plaintiffs alleged the obstetrical nurses were negligent in respect of the monitoring of the infant's fetal heart rate. Competing expert evidence was adduced regarding the applicable standard of care, whether it was met by the defendants, and whether the accurate recording of the infant's fetal heart rate would have...