quote(Source)Missouri couple sues doctors for separating baby’s head during grisly botched birth, and trying to cover it up: reports Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette claim in lawsuit that their OB-GYN refused to perform a planned C-section and then detached baby's spine while trying to yank him from the birth canal.
A Missouri obstetrician separated a baby's head from his body during delivery and then shoved the newborn back into the mother and performed an emergency C-section to cover up the ghastly blunder, a couple claims in a lawsuit.
Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette, of Florissant, filed a 10-count complaint in St. Louis County Circuit Court last month claiming doctors wrongly pushed them to have a vaginal delivery, decapitated their son and then tried to cover it up, according to local Patch and Courthouse News Service.
The details of the couple's claim are horrifying.
quote ResilienceMy nose is made cartilage too. That doesn't just come off if I tug at it. I find it hard to believe that a baby's head can just pop off like that. The doctor, in my mind, must have been pulling pretty damn hard.Well, it's not like anything can be done to change it. Decapitations are far more common than one might think. Remember, babies are cartilage. It's weaker. If the woman couldn't push hard enough, then the baby would have to be 'pulled'. Obviously the woman stopped pushing halfway through.
quote Resilienceಠ_ಠThis stuff happens. Oh well, really. The woman took a chance and obviously made the wrong choice.
quote MistyI was pulled from the womb with foreceps, apparently I had dents in the side of my head for weeks, haha. It does happen, but probably not all that often. (I also had my umbelical cord wrapped round my neck twice. Proving I was suicidal even before talking to Whelan ). Seriously though, it does happen occasionally.Er, why on earth were they pulling at the baby from the birth canal...? I don't know much about premature births, but a regular birth you're basically playing catcher, certainly not pulling on anything.
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