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Infant Death Lawsuit Laced With Gory Details ♥TacoBelly 1 child; Exeter, Rhode Island 599 posts
4th Oct '12

Infant Death Lawsuit Laced With Gory Details




CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) - An obstetrician pushed the severed head of a baby boy back into his mother's birth canal and then ordered a cesarean section, a distraught couple claims in court.
Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette say they went to St. John's Mercy Medical Center on March 22, 2011, when Betts started experiencing preterm contractions, 28 weeks and five days into her pregnancy.
Dr. Susan Moore had observed weeks earlier that Betts would need a cesarean section because her baby had an unusually large abdomen, according to the complaint in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Betts says the medical team could not halt her contractions, and that her primary doctor, Gilbert Webb, refused to deliver the baby by cesarean section. Betts said Webb also refused to allow them to go to another hospital.
The rest of the complaint reads like a bad horror film.
"Believing she had no other choice than to agree to a trial of vaginal delivery, plaintiff Arteisha Betts consented to a trial of vaginal delivery under duress and protest," the complaint states.
"During the second stage of labor sometime before 10:34 p.m. on the evening of March 22, 2011, decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head delivered, and decedent was at that time still alive.
"During the second stage of labor sometime before 10:34 p.m. on the evening of March 22, 2011, after decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head was delivered, decedent's abdomen became stuck in the birth canal (a condition known as abdominal dystocia).
"Defendant Webb recognized that decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette was stuck on his mother's birth canal, and he cut a generous 4th degree episiotomy into plaintiff Arteisha Betts perineum.
"Despite cutting a generous 4th degree episiotomy into plaintiff Arteisha Betts' perineum, and attempting McRoberts' Maneuver, and delivering decedent's posterior arm, and dislodging decedent's anterior shoulder, decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's abdomen remained stuck in his mother's birth canal due to his large abdominal circumference."
Betts and Ammonette say further complications arose when Webb tried to loosen the baby by applying traction to his head.
"Defendant Webb applied sufficient traction to the axilla and head of decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette during Webb's attempt to deliver decedent vaginally that defendant Webb separated decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head from his cervical spine," the complaint states.
"When defendant Webb separated decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head from his cervical spine, decedent's body was still inside Arteisha Betts' birth canal.
"When defendant Webb separated decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head from his cervical spine, blood from the arteries and veins in decedent's neck shot out, splattered and/or spilled out into the labor and delivery room in plain view of and in close proximity to plaintiffs Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette.
"At the time that defendant Webb separated decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head from his cervical spine, plaintiff Travis Ammonette was approximately 2 to 4 feet from his son's head."
As if the horror before the couple's eyes was not enough, Webb then "pushed" the baby's "head and body back into plaintiff Arteisha Betts' birth canal" and called for an emergency cesarean section, according to the complaint.
"While personnel emergently moved plaintiff Arteisha Betts to an operating room while still on her labor and delivery bed, and before plaintiff Arteisha Betts was administered any anesthetic or anesthesia, defendant Webb began making the cesarean section incision into plaintiff Arteisha Betts' abdomen, causing plaintiff Arteisha Betts significant physical pain and suffering," the complaint states.
"During the course of the cesarean section, defendant Webb surgically and completely removed decedent Kaden Travis Ammonette's head from his neck and torso."
Betts and Ammonette seek punitive damages for wrongful death, medical negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress. They are represented by Christopher Wright of Millikan Wright in St. Louis.
Midwest Maternal & Fetal Medicine Services, Signature Medical Group, Webb and Moore are named as defendants. St. John's Mercy was not named as a party to the lawsuit.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/10/02/50841.htm
Sorry if this has already been posted. I just read it now. :c

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
4th Oct '12

All I can say is wow. :0

ashley noel [gav's here!] 2 kids; Rhode Island 6374 posts
4th Oct '12

:shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:

[yo.] 1 child; Gayville, South Dakota 13371 posts
4th Oct '12

:shock: someone's medical license needs to be taken away

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
4th Oct '12

Omg why did i read that?

Audreyymichelle Due June 14; 1 child; Delaware 2320 posts
4th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥TacoBelly:</b>" Infant Death Lawsuit Laced With Gory Details CLAYTON, Mo. (CN) - An obstetrician pushed the severed ... [snip!] ... the lawsuit. http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/10/02/50841.htm Sorry if this has already been posted. I just read it now. :c"</blockquote>




Holy shit!

Turt McGurt™ Due November 4 (girl); 33 kids; Maryland 5476 posts
4th Oct '12

Oh my god. :shock:

S♡J=Malachi 1 child; 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
4th Oct '12

Omg that poor family.

mom of the munchkin trio Due November 9 (girl); 3 kids; Tennessee 270 posts
4th Oct '12

Wow that poor baby....i know ill hug my son even closer tonight :( ...if im even able to sleep that is

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
4th Oct '12

OMG, makes me sick to my stomach.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
4th Oct '12

What the ever-loving f**k. WHY would you refuse to do a C-section when it was CLEARLY medically necessary? Omg. Omg. Omg. :shock:

kaaw 2 kids; Bloomington, MN, United States 10192 posts
4th Oct '12

holy f**k. that doesn't even seem real because it is so bad. true horror.

Zee mama Due September 24; 2 kids; USA 328 posts
4th Oct '12

Holy shit!:shock::cry:

We're all mad here TTC since May 2013; 50 kids; North Carolina 623 posts
4th Oct '12

this made me sick to my stomach and i cried for that poor baby. the dumbass dr deserves jail time

Boog's Mama. 1 child; Little Rock, AR, United States 9064 posts
4th Oct '12

I feel nauseous now. :(