Orlando Baby's Toe Accidentally Cut Off By Nurse, Family Says
From The Associated Press
Published: Jul 22, 2003
ORLANDO - A hospital worker accidentally cut off a newborn baby's little toe while trying to remove an ankle identification tag, the infant's family said.
The baby girl, Amirona Simmons, was about to be discharged from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women Monday when a hospital worker told her mother, Sheketa Simmons, that the baby's toe had been ``nipped.'' The baby was delivered over the weekend.
"She said she nipped her pinky toe and when I looked her toe was cut all the way off,'' Sheketa Simmons told WFTV in Orlando.
Doctors at another hospital reattached the toe and were waiting to see if it healed properly, family members said.
Joe Brown, a spokesman at Arnold Palmer Hospital, didn't return a phone call Tuesday morning.