A new mother is suing the hospital after she accidentally smothered her newborn.
According to Oregon Live, Monica Thompon is suing Portland Adventist Medical Center for $8.6 million after she was left unsupervised and ended up killing her 4-day-old son Jacob.
Thompson was heavily medicated with painkillers and sleep aids while Jacob, who was born via C-section in August 2012, was left in the bed with her so she could breastfeed him. KATU shares that Thompson was a first-time mother. When she awoke, she found the newborn not responding. “About an hour later, still drowsy and groggy, Mrs. Thompson noticed her son was unresponsive in her arms,” the lawsuit states.
Jacob suffered brain damage and his parents ultimately removed him from life support six days later. Doctors told them that his comatose state would be irreversible.
The lawsuit is alleging negligence on the part of the hospital for medicating Thompson, placing the newborn in her bed without
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A mom who drove her SUV with her children inside into the ocean was granted conditional release from a mental hospital Thursday afternoon. CBS affiliate WKMG reported that Ebony Wilkerson, 36, will have to stay in transitional housing and take injectable medications. Doctors and staff from the transitional facility reassured the judge that as long as Wilkerson takes her medication and receives therapy, she is unlikely to harm herself or others.
In March 2014, a then-pregnant Wilkerson drove her SUV into the water off Daytona Beach, according to CBS News. Rescuers saved the three children inside: ages 10, 9, and 3. They were not injured and the incident was captured on camera. Wilkerson was found not guilty by reason of insanity on three counts of felony child abuse and was ordered committed to a state hospital in December 2014.
Wilkerson cannot have physical contact with her children until a
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A North Carolina single mother was arrested on charges that she tried to smother her one-year-old boy with a pillow while he was being treated at a hospital, WSOC-TV reported.
Maggie Dixon, 32, brought her son to the hospital on Saturday and reportedly told doctors that she thought her son had pneumonia, but nurses noticed while monitoring his vital signs that the boy particularly had trouble breathing when Dixon was alone with him, the Associated Press reports.
When hospital workers watched surveillance video of the room, they allegedly saw Dixon try to suffocate her baby with a pillow.
She tried to smother her baby four times within fifteen minutes, police told WSOC-TV.
Prior to the child’s hospital visit, there was no sign that he had been abused, police said. He is currently at the hospital with other family members, and will be turned over to his father once he is
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