Mom furious after newborn sliced at Summerlin Hospital

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) - A Las Vegas mother is furious and demanding answers after her newborn son received a two-inch cut on his leg while at Summerlin Hospital.

"When you find something like that on your baby, you are heartbroken," says Adrianna Coon, mother of three boys.

Coon says the trouble began while she was in her recovery room. Coon says hospital staff, including a nurse and a manager, approached her to tell her about an incident involving her newborn son.

"[The manager] told me, my baby was beautiful, but he did have a cut on his leg," Coon recalled.

Coon says hospital staff told her he would have gauze on his leg to cover the cut.

Soon after, Coon says Phillip was returned from the nursery. While nursing her son in her hospital room, he moved his leg and Coon discovered the extent of the injury.

"When he bent his leg, the gauze came off and I could see this cut on his leg and I was, like, looking into his leg," said Coon.

Coon says the gruesome wound was the least of her problems when hospital staff began questioning her about what happened.

"They were asking me [at the hospital], 'were you wearing jewelry, did you have anything sharp,' said Coon.

"I'm like 'No! I just gave birth. What would I have on me that would slice a newborn open?" recalled Coon.

Coon says the trouble did not end when she left the hospital.

As soon as she was discharged and arrived home, there was a knock at her door.

"I could not even believe they came to my door and I'm like wow, CPS, of course what's next?" said Coon.

Clark County Child Protective Services began an investigation into the welfare of the other children, living in the home, according to Coon.

"[The case worker] asked questions, about my oldest, my middle and then [Phillip.]" said Coon.

Phillip needed stitches to close his wound and will be just fine.

So far, there is no official explanation about how the newborn was injured.

A Summerlin Hospital spokesperson released a statement:

Summerlin Hospital offers its deepest apologies and very much regrets that this unfortunate incident occurred. We initiated appropriate medical care to the baby and are presently conducting a thorough review to determine how the incident occurred.


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