New parents of a 3-pound baby are sharing footage of the moment a doctor carelessly dropped one of their newborn twins on her head in hopes that it never happens again.
Monique and Derrick Rogers were recording the joyous moment of Morgan’s birth at Chandler hospital in Arizona when one of the medical staffers handling the baby let her slip through his hands.
The first time mother told News 12 the incident was very traumatic and everyone including hospital staff gasped for air when Morgan nearly fell to the floor.
“It traumatized me then, but having to relive this is not something I wanted to do.”
The couple posted the video online to warn other families about birth injuries.
The mother continued:
“No one can prepare you for seeing the negligence, seeing them carelessly handle her.
This is a baby. She’s fragile. She’s 3 pounds, and you’re handling her like she’s a sack of potatoes, like she’s not a human being.”
Warning: The video below contains footage some viewers may find distressing.
***WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO*** A family took video of the moment hospital staff members dropped one of their twin daughters on the hospital bassinet after she was born.The little girl has a germinal matrix hemorrhage on her brain, however, they are unsure if it’s due to her having a low birth weight, or from being dropped. They want people to share this video to “prevent this from happening to other children…”
CREDIT: Monique and Derrick Rodgers
Derrick told KTVK when he first confronted the doctor about the accident he allegedly did not react until he saw the cellphone clip. The dad recalled:
“I showed him the video, and he was speechless. He didn’t say anything.”
Baby Morgan spent 12 days in the ICU following the incident. Shortly after, an ultrasound revealed that the child had a grade one hemorrhage.
However, according to an OBGYN unaffiliated with the case, told KTVK that it’s normal for a child born prematurely to suffer from the medical conditional.
On Thursday, Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center told KTVK they are unable to comment on the case due to privacy laws but released the following statement:
The safety of our patients and their families is always our top concern. The medical team at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center takes this matter extremely seriously and is working to conduct a comprehensive review.
Monique said, “I just wanted people to know what happened to my baby.”
“As a mother, you’re supposed to be there to protect her and I felt like I wasn’t there to protect her when she was born.”
According to birth injury statistics, it only takes one mistake to transform a healthy child to one who suffers from a lifetime of disabilities.