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Attorney says baby with severed finger is clear negligence by GMH

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - It was yesterday we first brought you the story on the newborn baby with a severed fingertip. Following up with Attorney William Gavras who represents the baby's parents, he tells KUAM the case is clearly one of negligence and that they are preparing to go to court so that a claim may be filed on behalf of the baby girl.

Once the government claim is filed, he states it could be six months before they can move forward with filing a lawsuit.

Gavras says he can't speculate how much in damages was done as the child will grow up with the missing body part.

As we reported yesterday, Amaya-Esther was two-weeks old when parents Johanna Borja and Juleus Calimpong brought her into GMH to treat her high fever. When the baby was taken to the exam room for a period of time, the baby's mother walked in to find a nurse holding the baby's bleeding finger with the tip of the right pinky severed off and no explanation as to how it happened from hospital staff. Hospital administrator Joseph Verga said the matter was under investigation.

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