This just made it to the news here in the Atalnta area. Very scary.
Nurse, hospital sued in baby's death
A new nurse who flunked her board exams was left unsupervised at Atlanta Medical Center to watch over a woman who was about to give birth — with deadly consequences.
The nurse, Romona Duncan, didn't spot warning signs that the baby was in trouble, the baby's parents have alleged in a lawsuit. Newborn Emmanuel Scott, died 13 days later.
Now Emmanuel's parents, Alethia and Niko Scott, are suing Duncan, the hospital and the more experienced nurse who was supposed to supervise Duncan.
The case is scheduled for trial in January in Fulton County State Court, but Judge Diane Bessen recently ordered both sides to try to work out some kind of agreement in mediation, which is expected to begin next week.
The parents are backed by veteran Atlanta obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Donald Block, who signed an affidavit saying he believes the baby would have been healthy at birth were it not for the new nurse's substandard care. Block, who reviewed the Scotts' medical records and the baby's autopsy, also singled out veteran nurse Lisa McGhee for not supervising the new nurse, according to court records.
In legal documents, attorneys for the hospital, its parent company, Tenet Healthsystem, and the nurses, denied wrongdoing.