Doc Being Sued By Woman For Her Own "Breached Birth:' Blames Him For Current Medical Problems
August 3, 2001, Australia]--An Australian woman, Halina Jane Gillet is reportedly suing the doctor who delivered her 25 years ago for the medical problems she suffers today--taking him all the way to the Supreme Court.
25-year-old Gillet, who was born in Newcastle in 1985, claims her mother Marilyn Benson-Inglis had requested a C-Section at her birth because she was concerned that this pregnancy was unusually large compared to her other two.
Her doctor, Professor Jeffrey Robinson, allegedly ignored her and performed a vaginal birth. Complications forced him to do a forceps delivery which Gillet said caused her to now suffer from Erb's Palsy. Erb's Palsy is said to result from trauma as a baby's shoulders are forcefully pulled sideways through the birth canal.
Gillet reportedly cannot use her arms fully as a result.
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