Arizona Parents Seek Answers After Video Shows Their Newborn Daughter Being Dropped at Hospital

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An Arizona couple is accusing a hospital of negligence after their newborn daughter was dropped after delivery.

Monique and Derrick Rodgers want answers after video shows hospital staff in Chandler, Arizona, dropping one of their twin daughters and claim doctors didn't tell them everything that was happening with their little girl. (Credit: KTVK via CNN Wire)
Monique and Derrick Rodgers want answers after video shows hospital staff in Chandler, Arizona, dropping one of their twin daughters and claim doctors didn’t tell them everything that was happening with their little girl. (Credit: KTVK via CNN Wire)

Monique and Derrick Rodgers, who live in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler, told TV stations they posted video from the Feb. 14 incident on Facebook this week out of frustration.

“No one can prepare you for seeing the negligence, seeing them carelessly handle her,” Monique told Phoenix television station KTVK. “This is a baby. She’s fragile. She’s 3 pounds, and you’re handling her like she’s a sack of potatoes, like she’s not a human being.”

The 12-second clip shows their premature daughter slipping out of a worker’s hands, falling less than a foot and landing on a table.

As of Friday, it had garnered more than a million views.

The couple says the hospital has not apologized and they want to know if the baby’s fall is the cause of a small head injury revealed in an ultrasound.

The Rodgers did not respond Friday to messages and emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Chandler Regional Medical Center said in a statement that it cannot comment but patient safety is always a top concern.

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