HOUSTON – A Harris County woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after the birth of her daughter more than a year ago allegedly resulted in the child suffering a brain injury.
In court documents filed on Apr. 18 in the Harris County 152nd District Court, Alyssa Danko asserts that Methodist Health Centers, doing business as The Methodist Hospital – Willowbrook now known as Houston Methodist Willowbrook, and Dr. Chuong Huang Pham for failing to timely intervene when the fetal heart tracing deteriorated during the course of the labor on or around June 2, 2015.
Danko was initially admitted at the hospital for an induction of labor for oligohydramnios, or a deficiency of amniotic fluid.
The suit says that infant required newborn resuscitation at birth as she was born “limp, pale, and blue,” and was transferred to the newborn ICU. In addition to the aforementioned brain injury, her mother explains, the girl suffered severe hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, and permanent and devastating disabilities.
Consequently, Danko seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.
She is represented by attorneys Linda Laurent Thomas and Michelle W. Wan of the law firm Thomas & Wan, LLP in Houston.
Harris County 152nd District Court Case No. 2017-25856