Suit Blames Baby’s Death on Cyberattack at Alabama HospitalUS News | The Epoch Times

MOBILE, Ala.—An Alabama woman whose 9-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. Left with severe brain injuries and other problems, the baby died last year after months of intensive care at another hospital. The lawsuit, initially filed in Mobile County in 2019 while Nicko was still alive, was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. The malpractice lawsuit, which seeks an unspecified amount of money from the …

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