Minnesota Woman Sues over Newborn Mixup
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -” A Minnesota woman has filed a lawsuit against a health care provider after her newborn was mistakenly given to another mother at a hospital and breastfed.
Tammy Van Dyke, of Apple Valley, recently filed the lawsuit in Hennepin County, seeking more than $50,000 in damages for an incident that happened four years ago. Van Dyke gave birth to her son on Dec. 3, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. The lawsuit contends the hospital failed to care for her infant who was mistakenly taken to the wrong mother.
KSTP-TV reports the hospital's operator, Allina Health, says it has since started using electronic ID bands for mothers and infants.