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Friday, October 12, 2012

Couple Sues Doctors For Allegedly Decapitating Baby During Childbirth

Couple Whose Baby Was Decapitated During Birth

Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette, from Florissant, Missouri, have filed a lawsuit against two obstetricians after they allegedly decapitated the head of their baby boy during his birth. The couple also claims that the doctors tried to hide the error by shoving the child's body and severed head back in to the mom's birth canal.

Apparently, during the birthing procedure, the baby’s head was first delivered vaginally, followed by his shoulders, then an arm. However, due to the child’s large abdomen (caused by some abnormalities), the doctors could not fully dislodge the baby vaginally. And so, in the process of tugging, they allegedly separated the baby’s head from his torso. As a result, blood "shot out" from the newborn's neck in full view of his parents.

The couple is suing them for wrongful death and negligence, and is seeking unspecified damages.

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