Friday, May 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby Doe

Courier-Journal.com | Mark W. Leach

Twenty-eight years ago today, in Bloomington, Ind., a baby boy was born. Though his parents may have given him a name, that child became known as “Baby Doe.” Why “Baby Doe”? Because that is how the lawsuit filed after his birth referred to him.

What did Baby Doe do to start a court fight? Nothing, exactly. He entered the world without his esophagus connected to his stomach — a condition that can be repaired, and with a 90 percent success rate. The lawsuit started because of the reason his condition was not treated. Full story.

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