ATLANTA, Georgia – The tragic death of a baby during delivery has been ruled a homicide by the Georgia medical examiner’s office. The child, Treveon Taylor Jr, passed away last July after the physician allegedly used excessive force during delivery, leading to the baby being decapitated.
The family’s attorney confirmed the allegations by filing a lawsuit against the hospital. The baby’s father, Treveon Taylor Sr, expressed the family’s desire for justice at a press conference in Atlanta. This was the first time he spoke publicly about the incident, as the baby’s mother, Jessica Ross, was too distraught to address the media.
Dr. Roderick Edmond, an attorney representing the family, explained that the baby’s tragic demise occurred as a result of a complication during delivery. Ross had gone to Southern Regional medical center with the expectation of a healthy delivery, but due to a condition known as shoulder dystocia, the baby’s shoulder became lodged behind the pubic bone, leading to the fatal outcome.
The family’s legal team emphasized that the hospital’s reaction to the situation was deeply troubling. They were denied the opportunity to hold or touch their deceased child and were only allowed to see the baby behind a glass pane. Additionally, the hospital allegedly failed to inform the couple about the specifics of what happened, and discouraged them from pursuing a free autopsy.
The Clayton County medical examiner’s ruling of the child’s death as a homicide caused by the severed cervical spine vertebrae has sparked an investigation involving the police, with the possibility of legal action being taken. The hospital, Southern Regional medical center, declined to comment due to pending litigation.
The devastating incident has raised serious concerns about the hospital’s handling of the situation, as well as the emotional wellbeing and rights of bereaved parents in such tragic circumstances. The family’s pursuit of justice for their baby serves as a reminder of the importance of clear communication, empathy, and respect for grieving families in healthcare settings.