A mother has made a claim against ProMedical Monroe Regional Hospital in Michigan after the hospital accused her of child abuse. 13 ABC reported on the matter.
The mother gave birth to a large baby, over eight pounds. She knew the risks as a former labor and delivery nurse. When the baby was born, she knew something was wrong with the baby’s collar bone. The arm wasn’t moving and there was swelling and bruising.
The husband asked for an X-ray, but the nurses said all was well. The mother started to keep all the documentation. Two days after birth, the mother was released from the hospital. Two days after that, she took her baby to a pediatrician for an examination.
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An X-ray showed a clear break and she complained to the hospital. That evening, CPS knocked on the door of the home demanding more X-rays to ensure there were no other broken bones. The child had to undergo 24 X-rays at 5 days old to confirm there were no other broken bones and the examining physician had to write a letter to confirm the injury was from birth.
Yet despite CPS finding no evidence, the mother’s medical records allege that the mother abused the child. Now she is fighting to get those records changed.