NJ hospital, others sued for losing baby’s corpse
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The mother of a dead infant whose body was lost by a northern New Jersey hospital has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, a number of its employees and an organ recovery organization.
Christ Hospital and the Sharing Network were named in the complaint filed Monday in Hudson County Superior Court. It says 26-year-old Kalynn Moore of Jersey City may never know what happened to the corpse because of their carelessness, and may never have the emotional closure she needs.
A weeklong search of dumps in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Kentucky failed to turn up the body in January. The hospital has been fined $20,500 by state regulators.
Christ Hospital spokeswoman Barbara Davey says the facility has taken steps to prevent a reoccurrence.