Heartbroken parents from Sharon are suing the Boston-based hospital after learning their 12-day-old baby’s remains were likely discarded.
BOSTON — Parents from Sharon were already devastated over the loss of their premature baby Everleigh, but were even more grief-stricken to learn her remains could not be found.
According to a lawsuit filed Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston had lost Everleigh’s body and accidentally discarded it with dirty linens in August 2020.
Everleigh’s parents, Alana Ross and Daniel McCarthy, of Sharon, are suing the hospital and its parent company, Mass General Bridgham, for breach of contract when it came to the safeguard of their daughter’s body. They are also suing 14 hospital employees for negligence, emotional distress, and tortious interference with human remains.
The parents are demanding a jury trial but did not request a specific amount of money for damages.
Everleigh had been born three months premature on July 25, 2020, weighing only 2 pounds, 5 ounces, but still survived 12 days with her parents, court documents show.