Florida couple sues hospital for losing body of newborn baby

A couple has filed a lawsuit against a Florida hospital accused of losing the infant’s remains.

According to Fox 13, the lawsuit was filed in early July. It states Kathryn and Travis Wilson gave birth to their son Jacob on Feb. 25, but Jacob died three days later.

According to reports,  St. Joseph’s Hospital hired a company to transport Jacob’s body to Orlando Regional Medical Center for an autopsy, and then had his remains brought back wrapped in blankets and a body bag.

Court documents obtained by Fox 13 say the body bag was then placed on a stretcher and left in the morgue.

The couple told Fox 13 the hospital notified them on March 5 they had Jacob’s body and they could move forward with setting up funeral arrangements.

The Wilsons began planning their baby’s funeral, but then, according to court documents, the hospital let them know they couldn’t find Jacob’s body.

The couple has since filed a lawsuit for negligent handling of a body and infliction of emotional distress, saying they suffered physical and psychological trauma over the incident.

 

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