Couple sues doctors for decapitating baby during delivery and covering it up
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Couple sues doctors for decapitating baby during delivery and covering it up
Posted by lsuwontonwrap on 10/12 at 6:34 pm
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A Missouri obstetrician separated a baby's head from his body during delivery and then shoved the newborn back into the mother and performed an emergency C-section to cover up the ghastly blunder, a couple claims in a lawsuit.


What. The. frick?



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Posted by GCTiger11 on 10/12 at 6:35 pm to lsuwontonwrap
that's fricked up


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Posted by FLBooGoTigs1 on 10/12 at 6:36 pm to lsuwontonwrap
Should have used the vacuum at low.


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Posted by East Coast Band on 10/12 at 6:37 pm to lsuwontonwrap
This sounds like some article found in a supersupermarket tabloid.


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Posted by TiGeRTeRRoR on 10/12 at 6:39 pm to FLBooGoTigs1
Where was the dad? I would've kicked the ever loving shite out of the guy for not listening to what the other doctor and my wife/gf were saying then killing the baby.


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Posted by Adam4848 on 10/12 at 6:40 pm to lsuwontonwrap



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Posted by Carson123987 on 10/12 at 6:43 pm to East Coast Band
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is sounds like some article found in a supersupermarket tabloid.


took the words out of my mouth



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Posted by volforever on 10/12 at 6:54 pm to Adam4848
ugly shocking stuff do happen


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Posted by Northgate on 10/12 at 6:55 pm to Carson123987
Where's the chorus of those who claim that doctors represent "the best and the brightest?"


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Posted by TIGERSandFROGS on 10/12 at 6:57 pm to Carson123987
How in the world does a 28-weeker get dystocia (stuck in the birth canal)...


Something doesn't add up.



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Posted by TIGERSandFROGS on 10/12 at 7:00 pm to Northgate
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Where's the chorus of those who claim that doctors represent "the best and the brightest?"



That doesn't apply to OB/Gyn's.



I kid, kid.



But seriously, there's no reason this OB could have assumed that a 28 weeker would get stuck in the birth canal. It's almost unbelievable that it happened.


Edit: and encouraging mothers to do vaginal delivery, especially when the child is as small as a 28 weeker, is standard practice. Delivering a baby with suction delivery (a giant suction cup placed on the crown of the head and pulling on it, for those that don't know) when they get stuck in the canal is standard practice. That baby must have been REALLY stuck for traction that is sufficient to pull the head off to not be enough to get the baby out. That's basically unheard of even with term babies.


And this is absolutely horrible story that will likely cause me to freak out if I ever see another suction delivery, especially if it's my kid someday.


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Posted by Northgate on 10/12 at 7:00 pm to TIGERSandFROGS
They needed to get the baby unstuckia (no longer stuck in the birth canal.

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Posted by IMJ127 on 10/12 at 7:06 pm to lsuwontonwrap
OMG. I want to vomit!!


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Posted by dengle on 10/12 at 7:33 pm to lsuwontonwrap
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Couple sues doctors for decapitating baby during delivery and covering it up
I don't think the head actually popped off and separated from the body like some of you seem to think. I think what they mean is that he had an atlanto-occipital dislocation, otherwise known as an internal decapitation.

If there is dystocia during delivery and they can't deliver with forceps or suction, standard practice is to push the baby back in an perform a C-section. This is not as far-fetched as it seems, but I don't know about the part about trying to cover it up.



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Posted by TIGERSandFROGS on 10/12 at 8:52 pm to dengle
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I don't think the head actually popped off and separated from the body like some of you seem to think. I think what they mean is that he had an atlanto-occipital dislocation, otherwise known as an internal decapitation.


See, I think what you meant to say was that you came in here and tried to correct everyone, but you didn't bother to read the article.


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During the procedure, Webb "surgically and completely removed" the boy's head from his body, the complaint said.



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In an attempt to pull the boy loose, Webb applied traction to his head and "separated (the boy's) head from his cervical spine," the complaint said.

Blood "shot out" from the newborn's neck in full view of his parents, the complaint said.




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Posted by tigerwoods on 10/12 at 9:01 pm to lsuwontonwrap
Thats one of the only times I can ever remember wishing I hadn't read a story.


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Posted by HeadChange on 10/12 at 9:06 pm to dengle
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I don't think the head actually popped off and separated from the body like some of you seem to think. I think what they mean is that he had an atlanto-occipital dislocation, otherwise known as an internal decapitation.

My thoughts. I wouldn't figure the head was severed somehow and they just shoved it back in there

Eta- apparently that's what happened


This post was edited on 10/12 at 9:07 pm

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Posted by CRNA-KA on 10/12 at 9:38 pm to lsuwontonwrap
I am not sure how much of this story to believe. I have been involved in over a 1000 c sections and even though the docs pull aggressively on the head, whether its by c section or vaginal delivery, it would be extremely unlikely for something like this to happen.


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Posted by LSUandAU on 10/12 at 9:40 pm to Northgate
Something sketchy here


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Posted by lsu480 on 10/12 at 9:47 pm to TIGERSandFROGS
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Edit: and encouraging mothers to do vaginal delivery, especially when the child is as small as a 28 weeker, is standard practice. Delivering a baby with suction delivery (a giant suction cup placed on the crown of the head and pulling on it, for those that don't know) when they get stuck in the canal is standard practice. That baby must have been REALLY stuck for traction that is sufficient to pull the head off to not be enough to get the baby out. That's basically unheard of even with term babies.


When I was born in 1978 I guess I got stuck and the doctor had to use some device resembling salad tongs and it fractured my skull on each side......at least my head didn't get ripped off though!!!!



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