Hospital Loses Infant's Body, Mom Files Lawsuit

The mother of a dead infant whose body was lost by a northern New Jersey hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, a number of its employees and an organ recovery organization.

The complaint was filed Monday in Superior Court in Hudson County, N.J., against Christ Hospital and the Sharing Network. It says
26-year-old Kalynn Moore of Jersey City may never know what
happened to the corpse because of their carelessness, and may never
have the emotional closure she needs.

A weeklong search in January that included dumps in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Kentucky failed to turn up the body. The hospital has been fined $20,500 by New Jersey state regulators.

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  • by Leigh Location: Beaufort Co. on May 11, 2009 at 08:17 AM
    I hope she gets exactly what she's asking for! I can't believe the incompetence that is there to lose a baby's body. I am a nurse and I have done post-mortem care more times than I care to count. There are procedures in place in every hospital for post-mortem care and the handling of people after they die. I can't begin to understand what this woman and family are feeling. Everyone should have the chance to bury their loved one,say goodbye and a place to go to in memory of that person. My mother and father are both gone now and I am so very thankful that I have a place to go and remember them on special days, their birthdays, holidays and such. I know that their spirit isn't there, only their remains, but I have a comfort from just being there. I know the money won't bring the baby back, nor will it ease this mother's mind about where her child is now. However, this is a big mistake on the part of the employees at that hospital and they should be made to make restitution.
  • by Dianne Location: NC on May 11, 2009 at 06:33 AM
    RYAN: You obviously have been blessed enough to never lose a loved one. I'm sure it is not really about the money. It's about restitution. Burying a loved one DOES bring closure. Do you not read the stories of parents whose children disappear continuing to search for years? Even when they know that the child is probably not alive. You need to have the closure to be able to move on. I pray that you never feel what this lady is feeling.
  • by RYAN Location: GREENVILLE on May 11, 2009 at 01:01 AM
    she should just move on. the baby is already dead, what does finding it and having a funeral going to do. how does that give you closure. i think shes just trying to point her anger at someone else, she needs to just let it go. dragging it out and winning a little bit of money is not going to give her the closure she says she is looking for. she just needs to move on.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM in reply to RYAN
      It's different with every person. Some don't care and can simply accept the death of a loved one, other people need to feel as if they're truly saying goodbye. You're comments hurtful and insensitive. You need mental health services, you seem to be almost a sociopath.
  • by DB on May 10, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    And in the long run how will the money make her feel better? I'm sorry for her lost, but the money she may win will do nothing.
  • by CH on May 10, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    Thata girl.

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