MANHATTAN, NEW YORK (July 7, 2016) – A premature baby girl suffered a skull fracture after falling out of an incubator in the neonatal unit at the NYU Medical Center, according to ABC 7.
MANHATTAN: Amelia Lopez Demands Answers After Her Premature Infant Baby Girl Penelope Lopez Sustains Skull Fracture At NYU Medical CenterAmelia Lopez, the mother of Penelope Lopez, is demanding answers from the hospital and staff for how this could have happened. Just hours after the fall a series of tests that the doctors ran showed that the infant baby girl sustained a serious head injury in the form of a skull fracture.
The NYU Langone Medical Center blamed the incident on a faulty incubator door latch that popped open and allowed the baby to roll out. Even if this were completely true, the manufacturer of the incubator could possibly be found liable in a product liability suit.
It makes absolutely no sense how a premature baby that is wrapped in a blanket could fall out of an incubator door. Many infants at that stage can barely roll over. Yet, the hospital claims that this is exactly what happened.
Amelia Lopez learned about the accident through a voicemail and rushed to the hospital in order to get answers about her daughter’s injuries. The hospital wouldn’t provide her answers to all of her questions so she called the police who then started an investigation.
Our staff at the RMFW Law Firm were shocked and horrified this sweet and innocent baby was allowed to fall threw an incubator door. The voicemail message that the doctor left Mrs. Lopez is absolutely disgraceful and unacceptable. It may take years before anyone will know if Penelope sustained long term damage from the fall. In many situations skull fractures can have devastating consequences that can last someone’s entire life. The hospital and the doctors that oversaw the well-being of this newborn must be held accountable.
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