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Death of baby decapitated during delivery ruled homicide, parents sue

Feb 8

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A Georgia couple’s baby was decapitated during delivery in July 2023. The death, which been classified as a homicide by the Clayton County Medical Examiner’s Office, is prompting the parents to sue the hospital and the doctor who delivered Treveon Isaiah Taylor Jr.

The hospital said the baby’s shoulder got trapped, causing complications that killed the baby. One attorney for the hospital said that medical staff used “every reasonable maneuver” to try and save him.

An attorney for the doctor and hospital said the baby died before he was decapitated. However, the medical examiner found the baby died from a broken neck because the doctor “applied excessive traction” during the delivery.

“Every aspect of the evidence that shows what happened is traumatizing, it’s something I’ve never seen in my life,” the family’s attorney, Roderick Edmond, said during a press conference. “From the medical records – and then there is a video that we’ve basically given to defense, which shows the excessive traction.”

In the civil lawsuit filed by the parents, they claim the medical staff lied to them and tried to cover up the decapitation by pressuring the family to cremate the newborn. The parents said it was the funeral home that informed them their baby was in two pieces.

“They lied to us,” Treveon Isaiah Taylor Sr. said. “They didn’t let us touch him. You know, we don’t like it. We just want justice for our son.”

While the baby’s death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner, that does not imply criminal activity. The ruling means the death was caused by another person. It will be up to local authorities to decide whether criminal charges should be filed.

The family’s attorney said the medical examiner ruling the death as a homicide is a benefit for the family’s civil lawsuit.

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[KARAH RUCKER]

A GEORGIA COUPLE’S BABY WAS DECAPITATED DURING DELIVERY –

A MEDICAL EXAMINER CLASSIFYING THE DEATH AS A HOMICIDE.

AND THE PARENTS NOW SUING THE HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR WHO DELIVERED TREVEON TAYLOR JUNIOR.

THE HOSPITAL SAYS THE BABY’S SHOULDER GOT TRAPPED – CAUSING COMPLICATIONS THAT KILLED THE BABY.

ADDING MEDICAL STAFF USED “EVERY REASONABLE MANEUVER” TO TRY AND SAVE TREVEON.

AN ATTORNEY FOR THE DOCTOR AND HOSPITAL SAYS THE BABY DIED BEFORE HE WAS DECAPITATED.

BUT THE GEORGIA MEDICAL EXAMINER FOUND THE BABY DIED FROM A BROKEN NECK BECAUSE THE DOCTOR “APPLIED EXCESSIVE TRACTION” DURING THE DELIVERY.

THE FAMILY’S ATTORNEY HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE.

[ATTORNEY]

“Every aspect of the evidence that shows what happened is traumatizing, it’s something I’ve never seen in my life. From the medical records – and then there is a video that we’ve basically given to defense, which shows the excessive traction.”

[KARAH RUCKER]

IN THE CIVIL LAWSUIT FILED BY THE PARENTS –

THEY CLAIM THE MEDICAL STAFF LIED TO THEM AND TRIED COVERING UP THE DECAPITATION –

BY PRESSURING THE FAMILY TO CREMATE THE NEWBORN.

THE PARENTS SAY IT WAS THE FUNERAL HOME THAT INFORMED THEM THEIR BABY WAS IN TWO PIECES.

[Treveon Isaiah Taylor Sr. | BOY’s father]

“They lied to us. They didn’t let us touch him. You know, we don’t like it. We just want justice for our son.”

[KARAH RUCKER]

JUST BECAUSE THE BABY’S DEATH WAS RULED A HOMICIDE BY THE MEDICAL EXAMINER –

THAT DOESN’T IMPLY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

IT MEANS THE DEATH WAS CAUSED BY ANOTHER PERSON.

BUT IT’S UP TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES WHETHER CRIMINAL CHARGES SHOULD BE FILED.

THE ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE FAMILY SAYS THE MEDICAL EXAMINER RULING THE DEATH AS A HOMICIDE IS A BENEFIT FOR THEIR CIVIL LAWSUIT.