Parents 'traumatised' as US hospital staff drop premature baby on its head

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A doctor at a hospital in Arizona can be seen dropping a newborn baby on her head in a video shared on Facebook.

Morgan Rodgers was born in February at a hospital in Chandler as a premature twin and her mum, Mo Rodgers, recently shared the footage online.

In the video, the baby comes loose as one specialist removes a blanket, seeing it spin in mid-air onto its head. It then requires quick movement to stop the newborn falling off the table and onto the ground below.

She said the incident, filmed by her husband Derrick, was "due to the negligence of staff", and expressed anger at the fact she was never even notified her daughter was dropped.

"I would like to prevent this from happening to other children being born in hospital," her Facebook post says.

Parents 'traumatised' as US hospital staff drop premature baby on its head
Photo credit: Facebook/Mo Rodgers

Her post says her daughter has a large haemorrhage on the side of her head, and she's not sure whether it was due to her being dropped or due to her low birth weight - as her baby was premature.

"I did not find out that test was done and the results of this test until this past Saturday when I brought up a concern to her doctor," she said.

Parent company of Chandler Regional Hospital, Dignity Health, said in a statement to KHOU11 it could not release further information.

"We are unable to comment specifically on this matter."

Monique told KHOU11 the incident traumatised her.

"Having to relive this is not something I want to do."


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