Family says infant's leg was broken in Children's Hospital Colorado's NICU

Posted at 6:58 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 08:58:58-04

AURORA, Colo. -- Aurora police are investigating how a baby at Children's Hospital Colorado ended up with a broken leg.

The boy, who was born in July, was brought to the hospital to be treated for some air in his stomach, according to our partners at The Denver Post.

He was being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit when the broken leg was discovered, according to the family's attorney, James Avery.

"The staff is constantly monitoring the child," Avery told Denver7. "It's inconceivable that this kind of injury could happen to a child in the NICU and it not be observed or known when it happens. So the parents are suspecting a cover up of some kind."

Avery has filed a notice of intent to sue.

Children's Hospital Colorado sent Denver7 a statement that said, "Children’s Hospital Colorado is committed to providing the best care possible to our patients and families. Out of respect of the HIPAA privacy laws and patient confidentiality, we are not authorized to share specific patient information."

Aurora police said no arrests have been made and the incident remains under investigation.


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