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Posted on May 26, 2015 by

Possible Stolen Babies from 50 Years Ago Places Suspicion on Hospital Staff

To hear that you have miscarried your baby or that your baby was born stillborn is devastating. You want to hold that little life in your hands and to have that torn away from you suddenly is a pain beyond comprehension. Imagine finding out that your baby is possibly still alive, even decades later.

KMOX News reports on a shocking discovery that stemmed from the story of Zella Jackson Price. In 1965, Zella gave birth to a girl, two months early, at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, a hospital renowned for training the highest number of African American doctors and nurses in the world. Hours after her daughter was born, Zella was told her daughter had died, but was never given a birth certificate and never saw her body.

Fifty years later, Zella’s daughter has resurfaced, having been in foster care, and has reunited with her mom. Homer G. Phillips Hospital is being questioned in this and up to 143 other phone calls and written requests have come into the St. Louis mayor’s office. The FBI has a human trafficking unit committed to the case as well. Questioning parents want to know if they possibly have a child out there somewhere.

If the hospital is guilty of negligence, can this be considered medical malpractice? While this may not be your case, we, your St. Louis medical malpractice attorneys are here to help you.