WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A newborn baby in Colorado required 13 stitches after her face was sliced open during an emergency C-section.
- The baby was delivered at Denver Health Hospital which stated that the cut ‘was a known medical complication in emergency C-sections.’
- The parents were informed that an emergency C-section was needed because the doctors could not hear their baby’s heartbeat.
New parents Reazjhana Davis and Damarqus Williams want answers from a Denver hospital after the face of their newborn baby daughter was sliced open during an emergency C-section.
The Colorado couple welcomed their baby girl, Kyanni Williams, at Denver Health Hospital on June 15, but was shocked to see the injury their daughter had sustained during the delivery.
Baby Kyanni suffered from a massive laceration on her left cheek that required 13 stitches and a plastic surgeon’s intervention.
‘It’s upsetting; she’s not comfortable,’ the baby’s father told Fox 31.
According to Baby Kyanni’s mother, her plan was to deliver the baby naturally but she was taken in for surgery shortly after she was given a pill to hasten her labor.
‘They said our baby made a sudden movement and they couldn’t hear her heartbeat or find it and they took her into an immediate C-section,’ Damarqus said, adding that they were told by medics that the baby’s face was close to the placenta wall.
Davis said this is the first time she heard of a baby sustaining facial injuries during a C-section.
According to the Daily Mail, a 2006 study conducted by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network revealed that out of more than 37,000 C-sections between January 1999 and December 2000, 272 resulted in the baby sustaining skin lacerations, which accounted for 0.7 percent.
Denver Health issued a statement to Fox 31 to address the incident. The medical facility, however, did not offer an explanation for what exactly happened during Davis’ C-section.
‘Denver Health has been in touch with the family directly,’ the hospital stated. ‘While this is a known medical complication in emergency C-sections, our focus is always on providing care in the best interest of the mother and child. At Denver Health, the safety and well-being of our patients is our number one priority.’
Kyanni’s parental grandmother, Tashaira Williams, called for Denver Health to be held accountable for the baby’s injuries.
‘I don’t think that’s right,’ she said. ‘They have to be held accountable for what they did.’
The grandmother has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to hire a lawyer and explore their legal options.
Source: Daily Mail