Nurses Get Pushed Around, Again
An emergency department doctor and family friend of Kennedy who witnessed the incident, calls the nurses the "only aggressors." And Kennedy's lawyer is accusing the nurses of trying to "cash in" on the events, according to media reports.
Surveillance camera footage of the incident shows the nurses trying to block Kennedy from leaving via the elevator and then the stairs. It also shows one of the nurses falling to the floor. The nurses said they called code pink, indicating child abduction.
Kennedy's attorney, Robert Gottlieb, said in an ABC News interview that his client was only trying to protect his baby. "One of the nurses actually goes to grab the baby. How dare she?"
It's hard to glean many details about the incident from the choppy security footage. But it seems even harder to imagine why any nurse would want to be an "aggressor" against a new dad.
In contrast, it is easy to imagine why a nurse would do everything she could to protect a newborn and comply with rules that aim to prevent infant abduction.
Although data from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows that infant abductions from hospitals are relatively rare—there were only 128 cases of completed infant abductions from healthcare facilities between 1983 and 2010—hospitals obviously take the threat of abductions very seriously.
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