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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- A Youngstown woman is suing an area hospital, claiming they disposed of her deceased child, taking away any opportunity she would have to give the baby a proper funeral.

In June, Lytanya Wylie went into labor at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. According to her law suit, she was pregnant with twins but was told one of the babies died before she gave birth. The body was then disposed of by hospital staff without Wylie's knowledge or consent.

"She has no idea what has happened to the body of her deceased child and she can't even reasonably or realistically go and honor this child at a marked grave or unmarked grave," said Attorney John Shultz. "I mean the child is just unavailable and we have no idea where the body of the deceased child is or was."

In the law suit, it states Wylie wished to bury her deceased child after a proper funeral service and because of the hospital's actions Wylie suffered severe emotional distress.

In a statement made by Tina Creighton, a spokeswoman for St. Elizabeth she says, "Humility of Mary Health Partners is committed to providing excellence in care and serving with compassion, human dignity, justice, and respect for the sacredness of life. We feel compassion for the family's loss."

Wylie is seeking in excess of $25,000 in damages.

 

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