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Monica Thompson Accidentally Smothers Baby While In The Hospital, Suing Hospital For $8.6 M

Discussion in 'General News' started by cubby, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM.

  1. cubby

    cubby Live Long and Prosper Bold Member!

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/woman-w...red-newborn-sues-hospital-86-million-dollars/

    I know my younger son was left with me one night, I called the nurse to come get him, and she said we thought you would want to sleep with him. I said I can't control him on this slick plastic bed, I had a c-section and I couldn't really sit up without pain, and he was sliding further and further down in the bed. She took him back to the nursery but she thought I was one bad mother.
     
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  2. Caligirl90

    Caligirl90 The Bitch Witch Penguin Bold Member!

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    This one is really sad. She killed her son, and has to live with that. How was she left alone with that much medication in her? This was foreseeable. Not surprised about the nurse not coming though. I've had too many hospital stay to be surprised by that. I was having trouble breathing and a nurse told me to "get over it", right before I passed out. So on a maternity ward I can bet it's worse. I'm betting that nurse has already been fired.
     
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  3. JackBurton

    JackBurton Well-Known Member Bold Member!

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    Seems quite irresponsible on the hospitals part.

    Even worse that she had a hard time getting a hold of someone to help. How are you putting a newborn in with someone, medicated heavily or not, and then not maintaining super close contact?
     
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  4. Chrystan

    Chrystan Well-Known Member

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    I can see this being the hospitals fuck up. I mean, for sure it was if she was given all that medication and then left alone to breastfeed a new baby. Im actually suprised I havent heard more stories like this. When I had my girls, they both slept on my chest in the hospital. Ive never thought about it before, but thats pretty irresponsible of the hospital to let that happen. I know I was medicated then and I dont remember nurses coming in all night to check on us. As much as we hear how dangerous it is to co-sleep, Im suprised that hospitals would do that with new moms.
     
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  5. jenthgr8

    jenthgr8 Wubba lubba dub dub Bold Member!

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    The new "baby friendly" hospitals are a joke. They left me post C section, on heavy narcotic pain meds, alone with my newborn. My husband had to go home with our son and I was alone. This was my worst fucking fear. I could barely get up out of the bed to the bassinet so I kept her in bed with me. I asked a nurse to help and watch her while I struggled to get up and to the bathroom and they were awful.
     
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  6. Sudonim

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    What I want to know is why did she have Ambien and Vicodin. Did she already have a prescription for either prior? Those aren't drugs they typically give together(both cause nervous system depression and shouldn't be taken together because it can cause you to stop breathing or go into a coma), never mind after birthing a child. Plus when they give Vicodin to a new mother they can't have more then 30mg per day because it transfers through breast milk into the baby and puts them to sleep. The doses aren't supposed to be enough to make you sleepy, only to take the edge off the pain.
     
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  7. McDanel

    McDanel Well-Known Member Bold Member!

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    So they gave her ambien and vicodin prior to breastfeeding? I call for a tox-screen on the baby's blood.
     
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  8. cubby

    cubby Live Long and Prosper Bold Member!

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    I believe this happened in 2012, she's only now suing. I wonder why it took her so long to think the hospital so irresponsible.

    I know the night my son was left with me, I thought it at that minute. Lying in a bed that's more than two feet up off the floor. I'm short, I had problems getting off the bed beforehand without holding a baby at the same time. I was trying to keep him by my side, since I had been cut from my belly button down, he just kept sliding down to the foot of the bed and I kept pulling back up. I was terrified he would fall off on the floor.

    They acted like they didn't know what the problem was when I asked them to take him back to the nursery where he was safe from falling out of bed.
     
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  9. Caligirl90

    Caligirl90 The Bitch Witch Penguin Bold Member!

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    Maybe she thought there was nothing she could do. Maybe she didn't have a lot of money so she's been looking at options all this time. I don't think she ever didn't believe it was their fault, just didn't know it could legally be their fault. Also, they might have guilt tripped her at the time. She was the one that fell asleep, she was the one that didn't wake up, etc.
     
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  10. Dutchesse

    Dutchesse Well-Known Member

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    Or she guilt tripped herself. This seems pretty traumatising.
    She for sure has a case though.
     
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  11. krissytan

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    i had baby #3 left with me all night because they were "understaffed." and while i understand that she is my responsibility, i had also had a c-section and was on meds. she had no extra blankets and nurses could care less about answering call bells. the room was freezing no matter how i adjusted the temp. i attempted to lay her in her bassinet after swaddling her the best i could and she would just scream. so i laid with her in that hospital bed all friggin night, keeping her warm with my body heat - as i dozed from the meds. tried to stay awake but we all know how that goes. couldve easily smothered her the same way this mother did. something needs to be done with these careless nurses in maternity wards.
     
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