Family Video Shows Newborn Dropped by Hospital Staffer

Arizona facility is reviewing the incident, as mother Mo Rodgers speaks out
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2019 11:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new mom in Arizona is asking people to share video of her newborn daughter, but not for the usual happy reasons. The video, shot by her husband in the delivery room, shows tiny Morgan being dropped by a hospital staffer a short distance onto a bassinet, reports the Arizona Republic. She lands on her head before being quickly scooped up and wrapped in a blanket. You can see the video here, but note that it may be disturbing. Chandler Regional Medical Center says it is conducting a "comprehensive review," reports Fox 10.

"I was never notified she was dropped nor were there any tests done due to them dropping her," writes mom Mo Rodgers on Facebook. "I would like to prevent this from happening to other children being born at this hospital." She adds that Morgan, one of two twin girls, "has a grade 1 hemorrhage on the left side of her brain and I am not sure if that was due to her being dropped or her low birth weight." The infant weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces at her birth in February. (Read more baby stories.)

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