US lawsuit blames baby’s death on cyberattack at Alabama hospital

The malpractice lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of money from the hospital and Parnell, contends Springhill did not reveal the severity of the cyberattack publicly or to Kidd. The woman ‘would have gone to a different and safer hospital for labour and delivery’ had she known what was going on, it claims. — Woman photo created by wavebreakmedia_micro -

MOBILE, Alabama: An Alabama woman whose nine-month-old daughter died has filed suit against the hospital where she was born claiming it did not disclose that its computer systems had been crippled by a cyberattack, which resulted in diminished care that resulted in the baby’s death.

Springhill Medical Center was deep in the midst of a ransomware attack when Nicko Silar was born July 17, 2019, and the resulting failure of electronic devices meant a doctor could not properly monitor the child’s condition during delivery, according to the lawsuit by Teiranni Kidd, the child’s mother.

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