Family of Stillborn Baby Tossed Out in Laundry Settles with Regions

March 19, 2018 01:52 PM

The video above aired in October 2017 when the lawsuit was announced.


The malpractice lawsuit filed by the family of a baby stillborn at Regions Hospital in St. Paul in April 2013 has been settled, an attorney for the family says.

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The lawsuit filed by Esmeralda Maria Hernandez, the child's mother, and seven other family members alleged hospital personnel promised to cremate the baby but instead threw out the body with dirty laundry.

RELATED: Family of Stillborn Baby Whose Body was Tossed Out in Laundry Sues Regions

It also claims the hospital did not initially inform Hernandez or her family of what had happened.

"We want to say again that we are truly sorry for our mistake," the hospital said in a statement when the lawsuit was filed last fall. "We immediately reached out to the family in 2013 to apologize and to try to help ease their loss. We have continued to work with their lawyer – always open to a reasonable resolution.

"We also took immediate steps to ensure that this would not happen again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reviewed and approved our updated processes in 2014. We continue to review these processes on an ongoing basis."

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