No liability for doctor who revived newborn
From the Seattle Times
A doctor can't be held liable for resuscitating a baby who was born without a heartbeat and survived with severe disabilities, the state Supreme Court says.
The baby's parents filed a malpractice lawsuit after the baby's 2004 birth. They claimed doctors in Vancouver, Wash., were negligent when they continued to resuscitate the baby for almost half an hour, after he was born without a heartbeat.
The parents also said the medical team should have gotten their consent before continuing to revive the baby.
But the Supreme Court justices say the doctor can't be held liable for failing to stop resuscitation efforts on a baby.