RAW: Lawsuit announced after death of baby
Lawyers announced a lawsuit today in connection to the death of a baby during childbirth at Southern Regional Medical Center.
The lawsuit alleges Dr. St. Julian failed to practice according to medical standards when she “grossly negligently applied excessive traction on Treveon Isiah Taylor Jr.’s head and neck and grossly negligently failed to do a Cesarean section in a timely and proper manner, resulting in Treveon Isaiah Taylor Jr.’s decapitation and death.”
The lawsuit also says Premier Womens’ OB/GYN, LLC, is “liable for the grossly negligent acts and omissions of its employee and/or agent Tracey St. Julian, M.D., who cared for Ms. Jessica Ross and Treveon Isaiah Taylor, Jr. on or about July 9, 2023.”
Additionally, several nurses are also being accused of gross negligence because they reportedly did not follow proper procedures once it was determined that a shoulder dystocia had occurred. According to the complaint, the nurses “owed an independent duty” to the Ross and her baby.
The complaint is asking Ross and Taylor to be compensated for the suffering and death of the child and the “tremendous mental and physical anguish and trauma” experienced by Ross, who was awake while the doctor was attempting to remove the baby.
The complaint is also seeking to recover damages for the full value of the baby’s life, including loss of earnings and loss of enjoyment of life.
The couple is represented by attorneys Dr. Roderick Edmond and Keith Lindsay of Edmond & Lindsay, LLP along with attorney Cory Lynch of The Law Office of Cory J. Lynch, LLC.
The Clayton County Police Department confirmed they have opened an investigation into the baby’s death.
FOX 5 Atlanta reached out to the hospital and doctor for statements. The doctor declined to comment and the hospital is denying the allegations in the complaint.