NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox is reporting a horrific story involving an alleged surgery on the wrong baby in Lebanon, Tennessee (" 'There's No Excuse,' Doctor Accused of Operating on Wrong Baby, February 9, 2016). While Jennifer Melton and her family where still in the hospital celebrating the birth of their son, Nate, a doctor allegedly performed a tongue-cutting procedure on the son after mixing him up with another infant. The procedure, a frenulectomy, is the cutting of the flap of skin under a tongue. In some infants, the skin is too tight and the procedure is used to correct the issue.
However, the reports claim that the doctor, whose name has not been yet released, has admitted to the mistake and has apologized to the family. It is not sure what, if any, problems the procedure will cause in the otherwise healthy newborn, but his parents worry that he may have trouble eating and speaking. The family has retained counsel and are exploring their options.
Adnan Munawar, Partner at Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP, released a statement today expressing his outrage at the alleged mix-up. "I can only imagine the outrage and pain it must have caused Ms. Melton to think that her baby was being cared for only to find out that he was having his tongue flap cut. Just the thought makes me shudder. Of course, hospitals are run by humans who will inevitably make mistakes, but if what the report says is true, this is a difficult one to accept or understand. I hope the family get whatever they ask for."
"It is a truly horrific scenario when our healthcare providers are the ones who cause injury. On top of the pain and suffering that victims experience, there is a breach of trust that is difficult to explain; the person who is supposed to be making you better does the opposite and now you are not sure what to do or who to turn to. I am the last person to bad-mouth physicians and the vast majority of them do their jobs with great skill and care, but when incidents like this one happen, its hard not to share in the outrage of the family. Additionally, standing up for your rights against medical professionals not only is necessary to compensate victims and their families, but it also serves as a deterrent against future misconduct. Filing a claim against a physician and hospital are definitely not something you want to go at alone, as they will almost certainly have savvy attorneys whose sole purpose is to minimize your claim. When you hire an experienced attorney, you enlist the services of a relentless advocate who knows how to fight for what you deserve. And remember, speaking with a personal injury attorney is always free, and you only ever pay a fee if you win, so there is virtually no barrier to quality representation."
"If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, medical condition, or worse, as a result of medical malpractice or negligence in New York, you should contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer today at 212.400.4000 to receive information about the your rights under the law and how to pursue claims for the compensation you deserve."
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