Premature baby thrown away by hospital who mistook body for soiled bed linen 1 month ago

Premature baby thrown away by hospital who mistook body for soiled bed linen

"It's like she died all over again"

Everleigh Victoria McCarthy sadly died 12 days after being born three months early, at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Her devastated parents are now suing the hospital, as it appears a staff member may have accidently disposed of Everleigh's remains, after mistaking them for discarded bed linen.

Everleigh was born at just two pounds in weight and developed a fatal brain bleed. Her parents Alana Ross, 37, and Daniel McCarthy, 38, were planning her memorial service when the funeral home informed them that the remains had not arrived from the hospital.

After struggling to get answers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Alana and Daniel contacted the police.

According to a police report obtained by the Daily Mail, hospital staff said they could not locate the baby's body.  It was determined that the remains were "probably mistaken as soiled linen" and incinerated.

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Alana, who suffered two miscarriages prior to Everleigh's birth told The New York Times : "It's like she died all over again."

On Thursday, the couple filed a lawsuit against the hospital but say they are not seeking any kind of monetary payout.

The hospital is conducting an investigation.

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