Go to navigation Go to content
Toll-Free: (888) 863-0983
Phone: (202) 393-3320
Donahoe Kearney, LLP
Call (202) 393-3320
Toll Free (888) 863-0983
Fax (202) 393-3324

D.C. Hospital's failure to prevent HIV transmission to baby infects the baby and causes brain damage.

When a D.C. hospital failed to follow its own protocols (or rules) to test high risk mothers to determine whether they were HIV positive, HIV was passed on to the baby.

Because the hospital did not act to deliver the baby after repeated signs of fetal distress, the baby suffered brain damage and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Simply following established procedures would have prevented this child's HIV and cerebral palsy.