A woman suffocated her baby at a hospital, and now she's suing Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon.
Monica Thompson gave birth to a boy in the summer of 2012 after undergoing a Caesarean section at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Oregon, and was given a bunch of narcotic painkillers and sleep aids, according to a Washington Post report. A nurse took the newborn infant to his mother for some breast-feeding, and the child was placed next to her in her hospital bed. An hour later, Thompson realized that baby Jacob wasn’t moving.
That’s what a lawsuit filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court claims. The suit claims that Thompson tried to revive her son, who was just four days old at the time, and then called for nurses to help. When no one came, she took her son to the hallway to scream for help, which finally brought a nurse over.
Jacob was placed on life support, but six days later, he was dead. Now, Thompson is suing Adventist Medical Center for negligence, seeking $8 million.