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    Parents Sue Hospital After Stillborn's Body Was Sent To The Cleaners

    These poor parents. How heart-breaking. As if one tragedy wasn't bad enough.

    FORT WORTH, Texas A couple are suing a hospital after their stillborn baby's body was sent with dirty laundry to the cleaners.
    The Huguley Memorial Medical Center of Fort Worth staff took 19 hours to find the missing body, which was unpreserved and by then had been crushed and disfigured, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday.
    Kourtney McGee of Cleburne went to Huguley in July because she was bleeding in her second trimester, then gave birth to Jacob Dwayne Robinson. Staff told McGee and Milburn "Pete" Robinson of Alvarado, the baby's father, that the body would be taken the morgue.
    But when the funeral director arrived, he was told the body could not be found. The baby's body was not refrigerated when it got to the morgue but instead was sent to a commercial cleaner with the laundry, according to the suit.
    The lawsuit contends Huguley Memorial Medical Center breached its duty to care for, handle, maintain and/or prepare for burial. The lawsuit alleges negligence, which is the failure to extend ordinary care, and gross negligence, which shows either reckless conduct or conscious disregard for the family's rights.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324928,00.html

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    That's awful! First the couple has to go through the pain of losing a baby, then to have the indignity that the hospital did that and now they don't even have an intact body to bury??? I sure hope some people get fired over this and the hospital has to pay out big time!

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    How very sad. Those poor parents.

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    OMG, how awful!

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    How in the world did the baby get mixed up in laundry?
    Unthinkable....omg

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    How sad for those parents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    These poor parents. How heart-breaking. As if one tragedy wasn't bad enough.

    FORT WORTH, Texas A couple are suing a hospital after their stillborn baby's body was sent with dirty laundry to the cleaners.
    The Huguley Memorial Medical Center of Fort Worth staff took 19 hours to find the missing body, which was unpreserved and by then had been crushed and disfigured, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday.
    Kourtney McGee of Cleburne went to Huguley in July because she was bleeding in her second trimester, then gave birth to Jacob Dwayne Robinson. Staff told McGee and Milburn "Pete" Robinson of Alvarado, the baby's father, that the body would be taken the morgue.
    But when the funeral director arrived, he was told the body could not be found. The baby's body was not refrigerated when it got to the morgue but instead was sent to a commercial cleaner with the laundry, according to the suit.
    The lawsuit contends Huguley Memorial Medical Center breached its duty to care for, handle, maintain and/or prepare for burial. The lawsuit alleges negligence, which is the failure to extend ordinary care, and gross negligence, which shows either reckless conduct or conscious disregard for the family's rights.
    more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,324928,00.html
    Huguley and Harris Methodist hospitals have HORRIBLE reputations in this area. I've always wondered why.. we go to Baylor. Now I know why at least one of them sucks.

    This is so sad it makes me sick to my stomach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharlap View Post
    How in the world did the baby get mixed up in laundry?
    Unthinkable....omg
    It probably was wrapped in blankets. An employee goofed up; lack of communication, who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthatex View Post
    It probably was wrapped in blankets. An employee goofed up; lack of communication, who knows.
    That's what I think happened. I think we can agree that no one at the hospital did this on purpose, but I'm sure that does little to ease the family's pain.

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    Unfortunate mishap, I feel terrible for the parents.


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    as some of you know my first son was still born. i had to fill out paper work before i left the hospital saying what funeral home was allowed to get my son. they lost the paper work. the funeral home called early the next morning explaining that they could not get my son til i returned to the hospital and redid the paper work. due to the fact i had left the hospital i would need to re-identify the body. i was so upset and did not know what to do. the nurse who had helped deliver my son had said to call if i needed anything. i called and she was not there but her supervisor asked if she could help. i explained what had happened and told her i was unsure i could walk into the morgue to identify the baby in my current emotional state. she put me on hold for 5 minutes and the head of the department picked up. they asked for the name of the funeral home and my name. she said not to worry the funeral home should call me in a few minutes to let me know it was handled. a few minutes later they called and said the hospital agreed to waive the ID and paper work.

    accidents happen. misplacing a paper i can understand. misplacing a child i can not. this was some1's baby. my doctor told me they try to stay somewhat detached in cases like this but it is impossible to forget this is a child. i think in this case they crossed the line between a mistake and indifference. the moment this was discovered everyone free should have been looking for this child. 19 hours not knowing where the body of your new born is would be unforgivable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southcitymom View Post
    That's what I think happened. I think we can agree that no one at the hospital did this on purpose, but I'm sure that does little to ease the family's pain.
    well stated.

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    I don't think anyone even contemplated that the stillborn baby was sent to a laundry facility on purpose. Negligence is negligence, whether accidental or purposeful. At least one person handled the baby and probably several other people handled the laundry. They will probably never know who was responsible, but incidents like this do point to staff negligence overall.

    I think the parents will win the lawsuit ( probably settle out of court) and more residents in this part of Texas will think twice before going to Huguley.


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    :0 That is one of the saddest things I've ever heard.
    The poor parents. How do they recover from such a tragedy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by philamena View Post
    :0 That is one of the saddest things I've ever heard.
    The poor parents. How do they recover from such a tragedy?
    you don't.

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