Newborn dropped on head in delivery room

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WARNING: This video contains content some viewers may find disturbing.

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KNXV) – Graphic video shows a baby in Arizona being dropped on the head on a delivery room table, just seconds after she was born.

The parents shared the video Thursday and it’s already been viewed millions of times.

They want an apology from the hospital and answers about if the fall will cause any long-term effects.

Derrick and Monique Rodgers are like any parents with twins, but since their children’s’ premature births, one thing has bothered them more than the lack of sleep.

The video shows 3 lb. 4 oz Morgan Rodgers falling from a hospital employee’s hand, onto a table. Derrick was recording.

“It made me so mad. Like I had to stop recording,” said Derrick

He later confronted the doctor, saying, “You dropped to my baby. He had like a nonchalant look on his face. Then I showed him the video and he had nothing to say after that.”

An ultrasound a week later revealed Morgan had a grade 1 germinal matrix small bleed, which is basically a small hemorrhage.

Derrick and Monique are hopeful their daughter will grow up healthy and happy, but they want the hospital staff to be more careful and learn from this mistake.

The hospital said in a statement that they can’t comment on specifics of the incident due to patient privacy laws, but they said they’re taking the situation seriously and are investigating what took place.

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