This Mother Is Suing a Hospital for Millions After She Accidentally Killed Her Son

A mom in Oregon is suing Portland Adventist Medical Center for $8.6 million after she incidentally smothered her four-day-old baby in a sanatorium bed.


Monica Thompson says that, a few days after her son Jacob was innate in Aug 2012, a sanatorium put her baby in bed with her so she could breastfeed him. But Thompson says in a lawsuit that a baby was put there in a center of a night, while she was heavily medicated. Thompson drifted off, and when she woke up, Jacob was unresponsive.

Jacob suffered serious mind repairs and was placed on life support, according to a lawsuit. After 6 days, doctors told a relatives a baby’s coma state was irreversible. The relatives pulled their son from life support when he was 10 days old.

The lawsuit was filed final week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Kristi Spurgeon Johnson, a mouthpiece for Portland Adventist Medical Center, told The Oregonian this week a sanatorium could not criticism on a lawsuit until a sanatorium had a possibility to examination it. The sanatorium also declined to criticism on a process about newborns pity beds with their mothers.

But a Adventist Health website facilities “Health Tip” posts about gripping newborns safe, including one tip that reads “child caring experts contend it’s dangerous for infants to nap in a same bed with their parents.” The American Academy of Pediatrics has endorsed opposite bed sharing, according to The Oregonian.

Thompson, who is suing both a sanatorium and a particular helper concerned in a incident, pronounced she was “still indolent and groggy” from her remedy when she satisfied her son was not moving, her lawsuit states. The fit says Thompson called for a nurse, and when nothing came, she “carried her son to a corridor and frantically yelled for help.”

“I am pity a story in a hopes that no mom or family will ever have to humour by a preventable tragedy such as this. What happened to us could have simply been prevented had a nurses been doing their job,” Thompson pronounced in a matter by her lawyer.

The lawsuit seeks indemnification for a baby’s “desperation and anxiety” as he suffocated and for Thompson’s “severe romantic trouble on unintentionally murdering her firstborn child.” It also asks for indemnification to cover medical and conversing losses for basin and post-traumatic highlight disorder, that Thompson says were caused by a genocide of her son.


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