Arteisha Betts and Travis Ammonette are suing a pair of obstetricians for allegedly decapitating their baby boy during his March 22, 2011, delivery then trying to hide the fatal error by shoving the child’s body and severed head back in to the Mom’s birth canal, reports the New York Daily News.
After conceiving their baby via in-vitro fertilization, the Florissant, Miss., couple anticipated the birth of their baby boy whom they had named Kaden Travis. As Betts progressed in her pregnancy, doctors began to notice some abnormalities with regards to the baby’s abdomen, which was growing unusually large.
According to the complaint, which the couple filed in the courts last September, the defendants, Drs. Susan Moore and Gilbert W. Webb (pictured below), both practice at the Midwest Maternity & Fetal Medicine Services, a clinic that specializes in high-risk pregnancies.
The couple contend that Dr. Moore had advised them during a routine appointment that the childbirth had to be done via C-section due to the child’s accelerated abdomen growth.
When Betts began having contractions at 28 weeks, Dr. Webb, who was the attending physician at the time, not only allegedly refused to conduct the recommended C-section but did not allow the couple to seek medical services at another hospital facility.
The complaint elaborates:
“Believing she had no other choice than to agree to a trial of vaginal delivery, plaintiff Arteisha Betts consented to a trial of vaginal delivery under duress and protest.”