October 4, 2023

By Nick Valencia | CNN

A mom who alleges her child was decapitated throughout supply at a Georgia hospital final month filed a lawsuit Wednesday towards the hospital and others concerned within the supply, in accordance with authorized filings.

The grievance filed in Georgia’s Clayton County alleges the Southern Regional Medical Middle tried to hide the style of loss of life of the newborn from the household together with the mom, 20-year-old Jessica Ross, and her boyfriend, Treveon Isaiah Taylor Sr.

Jessica Ross alleges her child was decapitated throughout supply at an Atlanta-area hospital.(Household of Treveon Isaiah Taylor Jr. by way of CNN) 

The medical heart is in Riverdale, some 13 miles south of downtown Atlanta. The infant, who was named after his father, was delivered at full time period, in accordance with the household lawyer.

The county health worker’s workplace has not launched the reason for the newborn’s loss of life. The workplace nonetheless is working to finish the newborn’s post-mortem, the workplace’s director, Brian Byers, instructed CNN.

In response to the lawsuit, Ross went into labor on July 9, and her physician, “tried to ship the newborn vaginally utilizing completely different strategies together with making use of traction to the newborn’s head.”

Through the tried supply, “the newborn didn’t correctly descend on account of shoulder dystocia,” a situation when a child’s shoulders grow to be caught within the vaginal canal, the lawsuit says.

The doctor “did not follow in accordance with medical requirements,” the grievance reads. The grievance says the physician “grossly” and “negligently utilized extreme traction” on the top and neck of the newborn and “did not do a Cesarean part in a well timed and correct method, leading to Treveon Isaiah Taylor Jr.’s decapitation and loss of life.”

In a press release to CNN on Wednesday afternoon, Southern Regional Medical Middle stated it “denies the allegations within the grievance referencing the hospital.”

In response to a press release from the household’s spokesperson, when Ross and Taylor “demanded to see and maintain their child, hospital employees instructed them that they weren’t allowed to the touch or maintain their youngster.”

“Hospital employees allowed the younger couple to solely view their useless youngster,” the assertion from the household’s spokesperson reads.

“Throughout this viewing, their child was wrapped tightly in a blanket together with his head propped on prime of his physique in a fashion such that these viewing him couldn’t establish that he had been decapitated,” in accordance with the assertion.

The Southern Regional Medical Middle stated it was “unable to debate the care and remedy of particular sufferers” on account of affected person privateness legal guidelines and the Well being Insurance coverage Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA