Boston hospital dumps baby’s body in trash, mistakes leftover bed sheets’

A premature baby, who died weeks after being born in a world-renowned Boston hospital, may have been neglected as bed linen in a shocking revelation.

Everly Victoria McCarthy weighed just two pounds when she arrived three months early on July 25, 2020, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

When the baby had a cerebral hemorrhage and was put on a ventilator, it seemed unlikely that she would survive.

Devastated parents, Alana Ross, 37, and Danielle McCarthy, 38, waited and prayed for their baby to come.

Unfortunately, their daughter passed away on August 6, 2020, 12 days after her birth, family attorney Greg Henning told DailyMail.com.

Her broken parents They started making arrangements and planning a memorial service for their daughter until they learned the shocking news.

The funeral home informs them that their daughter’s body is missing and their grief soon turns into a horrific nightmare.

First-time parents Alana Ross, 37, and Danielle McCarthy, 38, waited and prayed that their child, Everly, would grow and be able to bring her home, but unfortunately their daughter did not survive and died 12 days after his birth.

The stunned couple called the hospital to try to get answers, but when they couldn’t get enough information, they called the Boston Police Department, the attorney confirmed.

Hospital staff said they were unable to find the child’s remains, according to a police report obtained by DailyMail.com.

According to the report, police determined that the child’s body “may have been mistaken for dirty linen” and disposed of.

“It’s almost as if she died again,” Ross told the New York Times.

Ross, who had two previous miscarriages before learning she was pregnant with Everly, has been traumatized once again.

In a statement on Friday, Sunil Eben, chief medical officer of Brigham and Women's Hospital, issued a statement to DailyMail.com expressing their condolences, but were unable to provide further information.  Eben said:

In a statement on Friday, Sunil Eben, chief medical officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, issued a statement to DailyMail.com expressing their condolences, but were unable to provide further information. “We continue to express our deepest sympathy and sincerest apologies to the Ross and McCarthy family for their loss and the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding them,” Eben said. As with any case where there is a concern raised regarding our standard of care or practice, we have shared details easily and transparently with the patient’s family. “We always evaluate both systemic and human factors that contribute to potential errors or problems raised by patients, family members or staff and take action”

On Thursday, Ross and McCarthy filed a lawsuit against Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston.

Henning, who has been with the couple for nearly two years, told DailyMail.com that the lawsuit has now been filed because, he said, “it will not be resolved any other way.”

“Alana and Daniel have been dealing with a lot of trauma and stress with this and we have decided now is the time to file a lawsuit,” he said.

Henning confirmed to DailyMail.com, citing a 50-page complaint that no cash was requested.

“My clients are looking forward to the opportunity to speak to a jury and tell them what happened to Everly,” he said.

On Thursday, the distressed parents filed a lawsuit against Brigham and Women's Hospital in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston.

On Thursday, the distressed parents filed a lawsuit against Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Suffolk County Superior Court in Boston.

In a statement on Friday, Sunil Eben, chief medical officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, issued a statement to DailyMail.com expressing their condolences, but were unable to provide further information.

“We continue to express our deepest sympathy and sincerest apologies to the Ross and McCarthy family for their loss and the heartbreaking circumstances surrounding them,” Eben said.

As with any case where there is a concern raised regarding our standard of care or practice, we have shared details easily and transparently with the patient’s family.

“We always evaluate both systemic and human factors that contribute to potential errors or problems raised by patients, family members, or staff and take action.”

The investigators interviewed a hospital pathologist who initially told them that only pathologists were allowed into the examination room in the hospital morgue.

The New York Times reported that the hospital’s pathologist also said soiled linens were not removed the day after Everly’s body was brought there.

According to the police report, the coroner later admitted that he saw linen on a stainless steel tray. He said he disposed of it in a bag for soiled items.

Police learned that the linens were taken to the on-site compressor cleaning service.

Officials also learned that a waste management company is sending hospital waste to landfills in South Carolina and New Hampshire, or being incinerated at another facility, the news outlet reported.

During the time of the horrific accident, officers and staff members searched a waste center in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood twice, according to a police report.

Amidst the filthy hospital gowns, clothes, blood-soaked rags, and soiled linens and towels, they were unable to locate the body, the report said.

The authorities decided that Everly’s body was not placed in the “appropriate area where the dead children” were to be placed in the mortuary cooler.

The lawsuit alleges that the remains were likely sent to a landfill or incinerated, according to a police report.

When DailyMail.com asked Henning if there were other sites the hospital might have looked for the baby, Henning replied, “At this point that’s all we know, but that’s clearly going to be an important question going forward.”

The police also indicated, in the report, that one of the nurses who brought the child’s body to the morgue did not answer hospital calls as reported.

Officials also noted that the hospital failed to give investigators a “full video” of what happened.

Specifically, the time the girl’s body was brought to the morgue and the time hospital staff realized her remains were missing, the New York Times reported.

A report said the hospital was conducting its own investigation.

When DailyMail.com asked the hospital what procedure is done when someone dies in hospital, in which case the baby is an infant, and where their body is kept safely.

The hospital replied: “Due to the pending litigation, we cannot comment further on this case.

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