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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Couple Sues After Tragic Delivery Gone Wrong & Attempted Cover Up

By November 23, 2012

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Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette have filed a lawsuit in Missouri after their child died during childbirth.  The details of the case, if even remotely true, are absolutely horrifying.

At a routine checkup, Betts was told by Dr. Susan Moore that the fetus was too large for a vaginal delivery and she would need to have a C-Section. When she went into labor at 28 weeks, another physician, Dr. Gilbert Webb, was assigned her case at the hospital.  The delivery went horribly wrong.

According to the complaint, Dr. Webb insisted that Betts attempt a vaginal delivery prior to having a C-Section.  During this process, with the fetus in the breech position, the suit alleges that Webb partially removed the baby's head from his spine while applying traction, pushed the baby back up, and only then went to the OR for a C-Section.

The couple further alleges that the surgery started without Betts having the benefit of anesthesia, and that the baby's head was completely and surgically removed during the procedure.  They also accuse Webb of attempting to cover up the the fact that he decapitated their child.

A routine C-Section, step by step, in photos


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