**WARNING: The small print of this story are disturbing and could also be graphic for some.
A household is suing an area hospital after they are saying a physician decapitated their baby through the start.
Channel 2′s Michael Doudna was in Riverdale Wednesday, the place the household’s lawyer introduced the go well with towards Southern Regional Medical Middle, the hospital the place 20-year-old Jessica Ross went into labor together with her first baby on July 9.
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What occurred from there’s specified by a lawsuit alleging a number of missteps and an effort to lie and deceive and attempt to cowl up the horrific incident.
“This is without doubt one of the most unhappy, egregious, and horrific conditions that I’ve ever seen,” lawyer Dr. Roderick Edmond mentioned. “Their hopes become a nightmare that was coated up by the Southern Regional Medical Middle.”
The lawsuit alleges that after 10 hours of labor, the infant received caught and that the household’s physician, Dr. Tracey St. Julian, continued for hours to attempt to pull the infant out.
In keeping with the lawsuit, medical doctors pulled on the infant’s head and neck so arduous and manipulated than so arduous that the bones within the child’s cranium, head and neck have been damaged.
Hours later, the lawsuit claims that medical doctors carried out a C-section and located the infant decapitated. As a substitute of telling the couple, the lawsuit says medical doctors tried to cowl up what occurred by telling them they didn’t have the correct to a free post-mortem, encouraging cremation and concealing what occurred once they requested to see the kid.
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“After they wrapped the infant up tightly, they propped the infant’s head on high of the blanket to make it seem like the pinnacle was connected when it wasn’t,” Edmond mentioned.
Susan Witt is a medical malpractice lawyer who seemed via the case with Channel 2 Motion Information.
Witt mentioned the clear and apparent selection would have been to carry out a Cesarean part.
“That’s an try to defraud and deceive the household,” Witt mentioned. “I believe this is without doubt one of the most outrageous conditions I’ve seen in my 25 years of training regulation.”
The household mentioned it wasn’t till the funeral house raised the crimson flag that the dad and mom would study the reality, 4 days after Ross went into labor.
Now, a household, mom and father are coping with grief whereas suing the folks they consider accountable.
Doudna tried to succeed in St. Julian however acquired no response.
Clayton County police at the moment are investigating the case.
The hospital mentioned that affected person privateness legal guidelines don’t permit them to debate what occurred, however name the loss “heartbreaking” and mentioned their heartfelt prayers are with the household and the group that cared for the affected person.