Skip to comments.Father blames hospital after baby born in waiting room dies
Posted on 05/30/2012 8:19:56 AM PDT by Psalm_2
Steven Yorke and his partner Sara Proud went to Leicester Royal Infirmary on Sunday night when Proud realized she was in labor... they were told to wait in a side room with other expectant parents...80 minutes later, baby Kyle was born while Yorke was trying to find help. When two midwives did come to assist, the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck.
Kyle was quickly delivered and rushed off in the hope of being revived, but those attempts were unsuccessful.
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This is the fruit of socialized medicine. coming soon with obamacare.
The Keystone in the arch of Socialism is Medicine.
What crappy writing. I'd make light of it if it weren't such an atrocity.
Stop voting for the labour party. Or is that too much to ask?
I would want an independent autopsy, because I wouldn't trust it being done by anyone in the NHS.
The question comes down to whether the child died in the womb before coming to the hospital, was alive but at risk which could have been detected by listening for his heartbeat, or was born but then strangled by the cord. The first would have been sad but not the hospital's fault, the second could have been prevented by just about any 20th century medicine and the last could have been prevented by any medical care since the beginning of history.
Sounds like my niece who was born in the hospital elevator, thank G-d she survived and is now an adorable 6-year old.
I expect more of the same once CommieCare becomes one more teat for the teat suckers of America to feed from.
Big government and unfortunately big business share the abuse of power which seems to come with size.
My daughter, working for the golden arches, went into premature labor but they refused to let her leave. They have a policy, if you leave without getting someone to fill your shift you are immediately fired. Not something someone expecting a baby wants to have happen.
Finally the pain got so bad, she left and drove herself to the hospital where she delivered but the baby was too undeveloped to survive.
Not surprisingly, there has been no lawyer, with a pair big enough, who wants to tackle the big M.
they probably had to wait because 100 illegal aliens with runny noses were ahead of them waiting to get their free medical care.
We are looking more and more like Cuba every day.
“It’s affected the children in a big way. What can you say?”
The children? How many bastard children do Steven and his “partner” have?
That poor soul only got 80 minutes on Earth.
What a tragedy.
I am very sorry for the loss of your grandchild. Did the manager actually tell your daughter that she could not leave on that day, or did your daughter try to comply with the policy for fear of losing her job? Is it the local franchise or the company as a whole that you want to sue? The bigger problem may be that an unborn child is unvalued in money terms and that the lawyers think that it would be impossible to prove labor could have been halted if she had gone to the hospital earlier.
Big companies like McDonalds are lawsuit averse; they’re not hard to sue - witness the woman who spilled hot coffee on herself when she held the cup between her thighs.
If an employee is having a heart attack, McDonalds will not fire them immediately for calling 911 and leaving - to not exempt medical emergencies is a total invitation to all sorts of liability suits.
I agree with heartwood. You should talk to more lawyers.
Thanks for the reply heartwood.
The manager actually refused to let her leave unless my daughter could contact a replacement. So the manager was forcing her to stay in this instance. It would seem that the manager, who had access to employee phone numbers and the authority to request someone come to work would be the one contacting people.
Yes, other than the people at the hospital telling my daughter they could have attempted to halt the labor there is no proof that a positive outcome would have been achieved. However, the same could be said for most medical procedures as “professionals” never guarantee their work.
IMO, common human sense, not legal niceties, McDs is responsible for preventing access to needed emergency treatment. She was bleeding and had severe cramping. Not a good sign when one is pregnant.
I would have thought a lawyer would be salivating over such a case but it was in Georgia so who knows. Now she is back in NY recovering from the emotional loss and financial loss thanks to good ole mom & dad.