Washington Post: Woman Who Accidentally Suffocated Newborn Sues Hospital

A sleeping mother suffocated her newborn in the maternity ward. Now she’s suing the hospital.

Monica Thompson had given birth to her first child, a baby boy, and was almost ready to take him home from the hospital.

It was nearly midnight one Sunday in the summer of 2012 when Thompson, who had undergone a Caesarean section a few days earlier, was given a cocktail of narcotic painkillers and sleep aids.