Mother suing Dalby Hospital for $12 million
A MOTHER whose five-yearold daughter was born with cerebral palsy is suing a hospital and health service for $12 million to ensure her girl will have the best care for life.
“We love her with all our hearts, she brings us happiness,” Sally Bracken, 31, said of her daughter Mackenzie, who was born at Dalby Hospital.
“Considering everything going on, Mackenzie is still a happy little girl and sometimes she can be a little bit cheeky.”
Like other little girls her age, Mackenzie loves The Wiggles, but unlike others she cannot sit or stand and has to be carried or use her new wheelchair.
She cannot speak words, she has to be fed through a tube in her stomach, her parents do not know how much vision she has.
Mrs Bracken, who is stydying to be an exercise physiologist, and husband Leeroy, 33, who works as a diesel fitter, also have a son, 8, and daughter, 2.
The Supreme Court claim filed on Thursday on Mackenzie’s behalf alleges there were delays in Mackenzie’s delivery, after it was recognised she had a low fetal heart rate.
She suffered hypoxia, or lack of oxygen, then just after birth by caesarean section at 2.14pm on February 24, 2013, she had low blood sugar, the claim says.
A caesarean section should have been arranged soon after a 10.20am review of a CTG trace, it is alleged.