OR mother who mistakenly suffocated newborn sues hospital for $8.6 million

Jacob Thompson was four days old when he died

THOMPSON FAMILY DIEGO CONDE Jacob Thompson was four days old when he died

Adding, '... She poked him and talked to him with no reaction.

Monica Thompson, 42, was given Vicodin and Ambien after the c-section delivery of her son, Jacob, at the Portland Adventist Medical Center in Oregon.

A woman in OR filed a lawsuit against the hospital where she gave birth after her son died from being smothered at four days old. About an hour later, the new mother was "still drowsy and groggy" when she noticed her son was not moving.

"She called for a nurse while she tried to get him to respond..."

When no one came to her aid, she carried the limp baby out into the hospital corridor "frantically" crying for help.

Thompson dozed off, then awoke to find that Jacob wasn't breathing on August 6, 2012, according to the lawsuit filed last week in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

Thompson is now suing the hospital for $8.6 million.

Since the death of her son Monica Thompson has given birth to a daughter. She says she is sharing her story

People wrote that the Jacob Thompson was born after Monica and Graham Thompson battled infertility for 12 years. She says she was heavily medicated with painkillers and sleep aids and fell asleep, OregonLive reports. Six days later, he was removed from life support and sadly passed away when doctors advised his state was irreversible.

A spokesperson from the hospital declined to comment on its policy about newborns sharing beds with their mothers.

Earlier that night she had been given "narcotic painkillers and sleep aids" by nurses at the Portland Adventist Medical Center in the state of OR, her lawsuit states. "His pulse was weak or absent".

"This was a tragic event and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family", Portland Adventist Medical Center tells PEOPLE in a statement.

Thompson's $8 million lawsuit against the Portland hospital also maintains the staff "directly caused her severe emotional distress, severe depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe anxiety and prolonged grief disorder".

She said in a statement through her lawyer, "I am sharing our story in the hopes that no mother or family will ever have to suffer through a preventable tragedy such as this". We are reviewing the claims being made and we are unable to provide any additional information at this time'. What happened to us could've easily been prevented had the nurses been doing their job'. The nurse placed the newborn next to Thompson in the bed and left them unattended, the lawsuit obtained by Oregon Live states.

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