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Newborn initially thought to be stillborn, found breathing in morgue

Posted on April 12th, 2012 No Comments

A baby in Argentina is slowly recovering, after it was initially thought to have been a stillborn and was found barely alive inside a coffin at the morgue.

On April 3, a woman gave birth to a baby that was three months premature, and doctors told her that the infant did not make it through the birthing process, and promptly brought the mother a death certificate. Twelve hours after learning of their daughter’s death, the woman and her husband were allowed to enter the morgue to say their final goodbyes.

When they opened the casket that their daughter had been placed in, they noticed a slight movement in the newborn’s chest. A morgue attendant confirmed that the tiny baby was alive, and it was abruptly rushed back up to the hospital to be treated. The baby is currently in critical condition, but doctors say that her condition is improving.

Five different doctors have been put on medical leave pending an investigation into the case. The family plans on filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital as well.

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