Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby … Or Is It?

Published October 5, 2011

A Brooklyn court has tossed out a case against a Long Island hospital where nurses temporarily and accidently switched newborn babies.

The nurses placed one newborn in a bassinet near the wrong mother’s bed and gave that mother’s baby to another mother for breastfeeding. The mistake was corrected in a few hours. The mother who sued found out about the mistake later. Her lawsuit claimed she suffered “extreme emotional pain, suffering, and anxiety,” but the court disagreed the facts amounted to such a claim.

Source: Samuel Newhouse, “Court of Appeals Upholds Reversal of Brooklyn Judge in Case Against LICH,” Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 13, 2011 available at