Mom who accidentally suffocated newborn in hospital bed sues for $8.6 million

Oregon mother who mistakenly suffocated newborn sues hospital for $8.6 million

A first-time mother in Portland is suing the hospital she gave birth in for $8.6 million, saying they left the newborn with her unattended after giving her pain killers and sleep aids.

Oregon Live reports that Monica Thompson, 42, gave birth to her son Jacob in on August 2, 2012 at the Portland Adventist Medical Center.

Instead of going home in a few days with his mother and father, baby Jacob was admitted to a children's hospital and placed in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Three days later, she was still in recovery and under the influence of painkiller Vicodin and sleep aid Ambien when nurses brought the baby to her bed at 3 a.m. for so she could breastfeed, the lawsuit says.

About an hour later, the breastfeeding mother was "still drowsy and groggy" when she realized her son had stopped moving.

She also claims that after trying to revive her son, no nurses responded to her calls for help leaving the distressed mum to carry the child into the hospital corridor and "frantically" cry for help.

Doctors concluded he suffered severe hypoxia and that the brain was "severely and permanently damaged".

Thompson "unintentionally suffocated her baby boy, causing him severe and permanent brain damage", according to the lawsuit.

"Jacob was a true miracle baby".

China's quantum satellite sends unbreakable signals
China has taken a major step forward in its pursuit of a hack-proof communication network. Scientists have sent the world's first quantum transmission from earth to a satellite .

In addition to accusing it of negligence, she is also suing the hospital on her son's behalf. She dozed off and woke to find her son wasn't breathing.

Portland Adventist Medical Center spokeswoman Kristi Spurgeon Johnson called the situation "tragic" and added that their thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Thompsons.

Monica Thompson says nurses were negligent in allowing her to breastfeed her four-day-old baby, Jacob, while sedated and without supervision.

Thompson is seeking over $US2million for her son's estate and over $US6million for the "severe emotional distress" she has suffered. The lawsuit also seeks compensation for Thompson's counseling expenses for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

"Adventist Medical Center is committed to providing quality, compassionate care to all of our patients", she said in a statement.

Tragically Jacob's death came after the Thompsons struggled with infertility for 12 years before they became pregnant with Jacob in 2012. "We are reviewing the claims being made and we are unable to provide any additional information at this time".

The American Academy of Pediatrics has previously recommended infants should not sleep in the same bed with parents, due to the risk the child could be smothered under an adult's shifting weight.

The lawsuit paints a disturbing picture of the mother trying to rouse her baby.

Related News:

  • Fidget spinners involved in multiple choking incidents

    Fidget spinners involved in multiple choking incidents

    Fidget spinners are typically designed with a center bearing with weights around the perimeter and are spun in a person's hand. The spinners are especially popular with teenagers, and what teenagers find cool, younger children want to play with.
    Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills wide receiver, traded to Los Angeles Rams

    Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills wide receiver, traded to Los Angeles Rams

    As for Darby, who finished second in voting for defensive rookie of the year in 2015, he has two years remaining on his contract. They have the Rams second-round pick and the Eagles third-round pick in addition to their own choices in those respective rounds.
    Police Say Security Footage Deleted In Penn State Fraternity Pledge Death

    Police Say Security Footage Deleted In Penn State Fraternity Pledge Death

    Piazza's death "was the direct result of traumatic brain injuries", according to the forensic pathologist on the case. District attorney Stacy Parks Miller says since it's the preliminary hearing, the tapes are not relevant at this time.
  • Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

    Former Chelsea Star: Why Mourinho Will Win The EPL With Man Utd

    Alejandro Moreno responds to Jose Mourinho's belief that Man United will be able to compete with Europe's best in two years. Second season, things fell apart and, when the centre could not hold any longer, he was sacked from his job.
    And Holocaust Survivor - Dies At 114

    And Holocaust Survivor - Dies At 114

    He received media attention from around the world when he made a decision to celebrate it past year when he turned 113. Guiness recognized him as the world's oldest living man in 2016. "I don't know the secret for long life.
    Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles

    Bills trade Watkins to Rams; get Matthews from Eagles

    Watkins' future in Buffalo was already in question after the Bills declined to pick up his fifth-year contract option in May. With the regular season kicking off in less that one month, only time will tell whether he's right or wrong. "I'm invested.
  • House-size asteroid set for near miss with Earth

    House-size asteroid set for near miss with Earth

    It could pass just 4,200 miles (6,800 kilometers) from Earth for the first time since it went out of range in 2012, Nasa says. A meteor that blazed across southern Urals in February 2013 was the largest recorded meteor strike in more than a century.
    'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

    'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

    Those interested in catching a safe view of the solar eclipse can stop by the Oak Park Public Library's viewing party August 21. The Oak Ridge Public Library will give out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses to library patrons on Monday, August 14.
    2 new Starbucks products are grocery store exclusives

    2 new Starbucks products are grocery store exclusives

    As far as when exactly when the PSL would return to stores this fall, Starbucks is keeping mum. In June, Starbucks began selling ready-to-drink Starbucks Iced Latte .
  • Iheanacho vs Iwobi: as Leicester battles Arsenal in EPL opener

    Iheanacho vs Iwobi: as Leicester battles Arsenal in EPL opener

    Alexis Sanchez , Mesut Ozil , Per Mertesacker , Aaron Ramsey , Jack Wilshere , Gabriel , Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla . They will assess incidents and must unanimously agree that a player was diving or feigning injury.
    Late goal gives Arsenal EPL thriller win

    Late goal gives Arsenal EPL thriller win

    Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed that Sanchez will miss their first two Premier League fixtures of this season. Although Danny Welbeck levelled on the stroke of halftime, Vardy restored Leicester's lead after the break.
    Redskins' Trent Murphy to miss season with torn ACL

    Redskins' Trent Murphy to miss season with torn ACL

    Murphy twisted his left knee awkwardly and was rolled up on during the first quarter of Thursday's game. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported an initial MRI showed Murphy tore his ACL.


Most liked

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV
Equities research analysts predict that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will post $2.57 earnings per share for the current year. BidaskClub raised Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd.

STC Trending Higher For IGB REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST
Spring Real Estate Investment Trust (1426.HK) has a 14-day RSI of 66.31, the 7-day is at 67.67, and the 3-day is resting at 62.03. FBR Capital Markets began new coverage on Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation giving the company a "outperform" rating.

Black Journalists' Panel With Omarosa Manigault Ends In Anger
Panelists had been told Manigault was going to appear onstage alone with moderator Ed Gordon . She added that the Justice Department is not part of her White House portfolio.

Why Re-Signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic Is A No Brainer For Manchester United
We got a central midfielder, a striker, obviously the 25% would be for a player from the sides, but we have players. Asked about their ambitions, Mourinho said: "Yes we can win [the Premier League ]".

CBO to release analysis of ending key ObamaCare insurer payments
Insurers that assumed the individual mandate would not be enforced requested an additional 1.2% to 20%. But, as the Kaiser Family Foundation notes, the context this year is entirely different.

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR) Shares Bought by UBS Asset Management Americas Inc
The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink . Also, insider Thomas Gordon Beck Mason sold 32,352 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th.

Dolphins' Damore'ea Stringfellow hauls in 99-yard TD catch vs. Falcons
He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was ruled out for the second half with a knee injury . In the Falcons' 23-20 loss, Torgersen completed all five of his pass attempts for 19 yards and was sacked once.

Still Listen to Stock Analysts?: Petroleo Brasileiro SA - Petrobras (PBR)
Quantbot Technologies Lp increased Avon Products Inc (NYSE:AVP) stake by 138,822 shares to 156,016 valued at $786,000 in 2016Q4. WMT's profit will be $3.21 billion for 19.12 P/E if the $1.06 EPS becomes a reality. 120,852 are owned by Associated Banc.

War of Words Heats Up between President Trump and North Korea
The comments came during a meeting Trump held with Vice President Mike Pence, national security adviser H.R. They watch this guy make empty threats for much of his life and for a lot of his presidency.

Chair Announces Call for R. Kelly 'Cult' Investigation
The Chair of the Fulton County Commission, Georgia, is expected to call for a full criminal investigation into R. No one should be above the law, because of their income or their zip code.

Musk Changes Course With Tesla Model Y Now Sharing Model 3's Platform
According to Musk , orders dropped from 518,000 to 455,000, but didn't seem overly put off by the the number of cancellations. In a post-earnings call with analysts, Musk said Tesla has received 1,800 orders per day since the launch event on July 28.

Global shares mostly lower on rising unease over North Korea
South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.7 percent to its lowest since May 24, but its losses for the week are a relatively modest 3.2 percent. The market was waiting f or USA consumer inflation data on Friday that would offer more clues about future Fed decisions.

Simmering North Korea tensions knock back Wall Street
The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.64 cents USA , down from an average price of 78.71 cents United States on Wednesday. Investors again sought safe-haven assets such as gold and the Swiss franc, helping gold hit a more two-month high.

Hours-old baby found covered in ants
Peterson found the newborn child around 5 a.m. furthermore, took her to his flat, where he called specialists, KPRC detailed. Although people have begun contacting the agency wishing to adopt the little girl, the department is not at that point yet.

HTC Ocean Life mid-range variant may launch as the 'HTC U11 Life'
A fresh image of the smartphone has appeared and it is now speculated to debut as HTC U11 Life . The smartphone is fuelled by 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery unit with Quick Charge 3.0.