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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Mix-up leads to surgical procedure on wrong baby

The happiness of their son's birth was marred for a couple in Tennessee after they learned doctors mixed up their baby with another and mistakenly performed a surgical procedure on their healthy newborn.
"The baby was perfect, healthy and beautiful," new mom Jennifer Melton told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF. Little Nate was delivered at University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Not long after the birth, her newborn went for what Melton thought would be a routine physical. A couple of hours later, he was brought back.
"At that point the nurse started to mention the procedure they had done that they had clipped his tongue," said Melton.
Somehow, a doctor without the parents' signed consent performed a surgical procedure on Nate that apparently was meant for another child.
"Essentially they took our child who was healthy from the room and cut his mouth," said Melton. "At that point I began to cry hysterically."
"There is no excuse on operating on the wrong baby, none," said Melton's attorney, Clint Kelly.
Kelly said the doctor performed a frenulectomy, which involves cutting a flap of skin from under the child's tongue. The procedure is a treatment for infants born with a condition that restricts the tongue's range of motion. But little Nate's tongue was normal.
"It's recklessness. There's no excuse for cutting on a healthy child. There's no excuse for mixing up babies at a hospital," said Kelly.

The doctor didn't try to make any excuses. In a progress report from the hospital he wrote: "... I had asked for the wrong infant. I had likely performed the procedure on an infant different than the one I intended to ... and I admitted my mistake and apologized."
"They were sorry they made a mistake," said Melton. But she is still concerned about the long-term impact it could have on her child.
"We don't know if the child will have speech problems or eating problems. The concern here is this was a healthy baby that was supposed to leave the hospital, but instead was harmed by the hospital," said Kelly.
University Medical Center declined to comment specifically on what happened for this story, citing federal privacy regulations.

47 comments:

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ify said...

Hian

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Such carelessness!


...merited happiness

Donjazzycrush said...

werrin person no go see!









Don~ jazzycrush

Luciana Chinda said...

I reserve my comment.

Ucheagwu Sylvester said...

Oh Boy!....
Ts all Good

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

They will here from their lawyers and pay for damages.

KC said...

Shu!!!! Na wa ooo... Unto wetin?? Wich kin excuse dem wan give?

(Linda d Kim K's fan)

acid man(linda's husband) said...

Hmmmmm

BeBe Carter said...

Kai very painful,very careless hospital.

Ngene Olivia said...

Chai! Nobody is above mistake
Even d docs, na God dey save










#iT wiLL oNLy gET beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

2Face said...

They will have to pay for damage for sure...







Kiss

Debbie Chelsea said...

Which kind mistake be this na

UWAGBALE ORIAIFO said...

Privacy my foot!

samson adele said...

OMG!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dis is a very costly mistake o! Linda take note!

Odibe Blessing said...

Heheehehehee dat's really recklessness,which kind tin be dat one nahhh.

chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

gentle said...

Chai ..if medical errors are common in US ...what about naija. To err is human...the doctor didn't do it intentionally. He's human and can make mistakes too.

Adejoke fasasi said...

Subhanallah
That's a costly mistake.
I hope it doesnt affect the baby.


#Hajia Mufliat

tosisochukwu said...

Next please



































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

kamustaka79 bluestone said...

Gosh! Devil @ work.

princess kehinde said...

The doctor should be checked

Anonymous said...

sue their ass!!!!! It is indeed recklessness cos d doc shud ave noticed dat d tongue was normal when he was about to operate.

Graciejay said...

I hope it doesn't have side effects on the poor child!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ooppss!!!

adewole victor vade said...

Oooops......I think these only happen in 9ja,so oyinbo doctors too dey dull diasef,,,,,na wao.....itz well with baby Nate.......#vade

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Chai poor baby

Ichebi Christian said...

What kinda mistake is that

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

It's sad I swear. Doctors n nurses supposed to be extra careful. I pray the baby don't hv future speaking n eating problem

Bibian Obunse said...

Oh dear!poor baby...

Owakah I said...

So careless

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

OMG

Di Mateo Xavie said...

What a mistake.....what on earth were they thinking

Janet said...

Dats carelessnes

Anonymous said...

Hello lawsuit...

chommy said...

Nt good at all. Linda observe!

Nkemy said...

oh my poor baby

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Sue their ass ASAP

odusbaby nnunu said...

Ike nsi, ndinile bum Uzo bia here

Demmy said...

I sincerely pray d baby does not av any difficulty or abnormality

odusbaby nnunu said...

In ur opinion

Anonymous said...

I wil hit dat dr wt a chair n apologise later,nonsense

STOKE CALDWELL said...

yeah when i gave birth to my 3rd child in northcarolina they almost perfomed a procedure that was not meant for me, shit happens

STOKE CALDWELL said...

yeah when i gave birth to my 3rd child in northcarolina they almost perfomed a procedure that was not meant for me, shit happens

Posh Queen said...

That really was an expensive mistake.

Ade Olasengbe said...

Very expensive mistakes

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