Mother su­ing Dalby Hos­pi­tal for $12 mil­lion

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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.

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