Nurse accused of scalding newborn at St. Joseph Medical Center

Parents of a newborn at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston claim a nurse gave their baby severe second-degree burns, according to a report from KPRC 2 News, a local station.

Spencer Lewandowski, the baby's father, told reporters his little girl suffered the burns while the nurse administered a PKU test, which is a routine blood-draw for newborns.

"They got a diaper and filled it full of water and put it in the microwave and then applied [it] to my baby's ankle and foot, which caused second-degree — severe second-degree — burns," Mr. Lewandowski said.

Mr. Lewandowski has since hired an attorney to represent him.

The hospital released a statement to KPRC 2 News in response to the incident, which read: "At St. Joseph Medical Center, the safety and care of our patients is our utmost concern. We are aware of the complaint, and are conducting a thorough investigation that is ongoing. The hospital is committed to providing high quality health services to the communities we serve."



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