Family Sues Hospital After Baby is Misplaced ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Family Sues Hospital After Baby is Misplaced

A lawsuit has been filed against Huguley Memorial Medical Center of Fort Worth alleging negligence and gross negligence. The lawsuit was filed after an incident in which a coupleĆ¢€™s newborn corpse was sent to the cleaners with the dirty laundry. According to the lawsuit, it took the hospital staff 19 hours to locate the body. By then, it had been crushed and disfigured. After giving birth to her stillborn son, Kourtney McGee was told that the body would be taken to the morgue. However the body never ended up there. According to the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday, the family has suffered "severe emotional distress and mental anguish" and is seeking punitive and exemplary damages.

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