Suit: Christus staff overdosed mom and baby

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Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:45 am, Sat Jun 7, 2014.

A woman and her husband are suing Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, claiming their child was born with brain damage because the mother was overdosed with drugs while in labor.

The complaint, filed May 29 in state District Court, says Xochil Jimenez had a normal pregnancy, was full term and had already gone into labor when she was admitted to the hospital at around 10 p.m. Sept. 6, 2011.

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  • cigabaldon posted at 11:18 am on Sun, Jun 8, 2014.

    cigabaldon Posts: 1

    This is terrible and so sad for the parents of this child. How can staff members just think they can administer drugs without checking the chart first?? It makes no sense to me! This woman goes to this hospital thinking she's just going to have her baby and they practically killed her and her baby. There needs to be accountability for their actions or this will happen again and again... oh wait, it happened to another woman before this!! Something needs to be done and do it NOW! Maybe the nurses that administered the drugs should be sued personally as well? Maybe then they will be more careful about what they do. It would have only taken a minute to check her file first. The mother has recovered but the poor baby will have to live his whole life with a disability and the parents have a lifetime of work taking care of him... This is just a shame

  • crucy45 posted at 3:12 pm on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    crucy45 Posts: 1

    This is really sad that our medical care these days are so careless about us human's..they are payed to keep track of all medication that are giving out to these patients that's there job ! As I read this story they where UNPROFESSIONAL that this has happened to this family !!!!

  • Israel posted at 1:59 pm on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Israel Posts: 1

    This will continue to happen to unsuspecting families as long as the courts keep turning a blind eye to it. Making them pay for these types of mistakes is the only way to ensure we have a medical "CARE" center the people can trust. Goes to show big institutes are untouchable no matter who's lives they hurt.

  • Carolyn Garcia-Martinez posted at 11:25 am on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    CarolynDM Posts: 427

    So, what happened to yesterday's article about Crusty's putting a gag order on union nurses banning them from speaking about the nurse to patient ratio. WHAT HAPPENED TO IT? Did Crusty's put a gag order on the New Mexican also, call you up and tell you to take it down because there were some pretty damning comments on the article. Granted I could have missed it but it does absolutely seem to have been removed. WHY?

  • Alfred Padilla posted at 8:28 am on Sat, Jun 7, 2014.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 341

    St Victims strikes again and I bet instead of taking responsibility they will try and fight it. Do the right thing and compensate these people for the damage this institute caused due to negligence. [sad]


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