Mum sues hospital after accidentally smothering newborn

Mum sues hospital after accidentally smothering newborn

Mum sues hospital after accidentally smothering newborn

The suit was filed by Lake Oswego attorney Diego Conde on behalf of Thompson and her son's estate, The Oregonian reported.

They left the pair alone with Jacob in the bed and she fell asleep.

The lawsuit, seeking $8.6 million, says the hospital was negligent for medicating Thompson, putting Jacob in bed with her without supervision, and not having clear policies on the dangers that the combination could create.

He died seven days later when his mother and father Graham turned off his life support. Unless of course, Thompson wasn't on the narcotics and sedatives she claimed she was or the hospital egregiously erred by allowing her to breastfeed under the influence in the first place?

According to the file suit, the baby had been taken to a nursery late on August 5, 2012, so the mother could rest before being discharged, and she was given the cocktail of narcotic painkillers and sleep aids.

Just three days after Jacob Thompson was born, he suffocated and was left with severe, permanent brain damage.

Jacob was placed on life support and was pronounced dead at ten days old. "Mrs. Thompson tried to stimulate her son's suckling reflexes without success".

Around 3 a.m. the nurse -identified in the lawsuit as Nurse X- took the newborn to Thompson and put the baby next to her for breastfeeding, and "left the room and left the mother and son unattended".

She fell asleep and later woke up to discover that Jacob was not breathing on August 6, 2012, according to Thompson's lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court. When she touched his eyes, talked to him, and poked him, she did not get a response, according to the lawsuit against the hospital. They also recommend placing babies to sleep on a firm sleep surface, keeping soft objects, loose bedding, or any objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the crib.

"She called for a nurse while she tried to get him to respond", her lawsuit claims.

'A nurse noticed the situation, examined Jacob and called a Code Blue; Jacob was not breathing, ' it said.

Jacob was stabilised and transferred to Randall Children's Hopsital at Legacy Emanuel Medical Centre. His inability to breath [sic] caused desperation and anxiety.

"Jacob suffocated under his mother while she was under the influence of narcotics and sleep aids", her lawsuit reads. "His pulse was weak or absent".

Thompson is suing the hospital for over £8million after her baby suffered severe brain damage due to a lack of oxygen to his body, reports the Mail Online.

"When doctors performed CPR on the baby, they broke his ribs which 'can cause substantial pain"'.

Ms Thompson claims the hospital has "directly caused her severe emotional distress, severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe anxiety and prolonged grief disorder".

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