Newborn loses fingertip at Guam hospital while being treated for fever; parents file complaint

HAGATNA, Guam - A newborn had one of her fingertips cut off at a Guam hospital while being treated for a high fever.

Pacific Daily News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1drBxe5 ) that the baby's mother, Johanna Borja of Tamuning, says the cut came as nurses were changing bandages on the baby. But Borja says nurses didn't give her a clear explanation of what happened.

Guam Memorial Hospital Administrator Joseph Verga confirmed the incident but told the newspaper he can't provide details because it's an open investigation.

Verga says the hospital will take strong, appropriate action based on what it finds.

Borja says she brought her 2-week-old daughter to the hospital Dec. 17 with a fever of 100.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The cut to the baby's right pinky apparently happened Dec. 19.

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Information from: Pacific Daily News: http://www.guampdn.com


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