Gruesome? Yes… and while there is no excuse for their mistake, they happen at times.
But get this… the doctors THEN allegedly attempted to intentionally hide their fatal error by shoving the child’s body and severed head back up into the Mom’s birth canal!!!
The happy couple had named already chosen a name for their unborn son, Kaden Travis Ammonette.
According to the complaint, which the couple filed in the courts last September, the defendants, Drs. Susan Moore and Gilbert W. Webb, both practice at the Midwest Maternity & Fetal Medicine Services, a clinic that specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
As Arteisha progressed in her pregnancy, doctors began to notice some abnormalities with regards to the baby’s abdomen, which was growing unusually large.
The couple contend that Dr. Moore had advised them during a routine appointment that the childbirth had to be done via C-section due to the child’s accelerated abdomen growth.
When Betts began having contractions at 28 weeks, Dr. Webb, who was the attending physician at the time, not only allegedly refused to conduct the recommended C-section but did not allow the couple to seek medical services at another hospital facility.
“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.”
During the birth, the baby’s head reportedly first emerged vaginally, followed by his shoulders, then an arm…. but due to the child’s large abdomen, the infant’s torso was stuck.
According to the complaint, Dr. Webb allegedly separated the baby’s head from his torso in the process of attempting to dislodge the child.
Betts and Ammonette were reportedly forced to witness the horror of their newborn son being decapitated, with blood shooting out everywhere.
“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 in to the labor and delivery room in plain view of and in close proximity to plaintiffs Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette.”
It was then that the doctor made the decision to perform an emergency C-Section but only AFTER he allegedly shoved the decapitated fetus and head back up into the birth canal!
The physician is accused of then making an incision in Betts’ abdomen before she was even anesthetized to perform the C-section.
The couple allege in the suit that their son “suffered an untimely and agonizing death.”
Betts and Ammonette are requesting punitive damages in the suit, which alleges wrongful death, medical negligence, and negligent infliction or emotional distress from both doctors and from the medical facility where they practice as well.
The suit does not name the hospital where the incident took place.
As I said earlier in the post, mistakes often happen… but for the doctor to PUSH THE BABY BACK UP INTO that mother after all of that is a dayum crime!!
I have no words…