Hospital refuses to hand over mothers baby untill she pays her bill?

United States
February 9, 2007 10:46pm CST
Hospital Holds Baby Hostage A Serbian hospital has refused to hand a newborn baby back to its mother until she pays her hospital fees. What would you do in a situation like this? Is this legal and what would be the parents recourse?
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
10 Feb 07
I can't speak for the laws of other countries but it doesn't seem right, a newborn needs it's mother. I always joke I bought my oldest son "on time". I didn't have insurance and made arrangements with both the doctor and the hospital to make payments towards my bill. I started paying each before the birth but we had a party just before his first birthday - a "Shawn's Mine Now" party.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
Now that's cool. Very novel idea. I actually chuckled out loud at the thought of it.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
That is cruel but as I don't have a clue what the laws are in Serbia I couldn't give an answer. You would just have to hope there is a Serbian lawyer on myLot????
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I would have no idea if it's legal or not in Serbia. It shouldn't be, but what's right isn't always what is.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
12 Feb 07
That is horrible. I don't know what the laws are like in Serbia but I am glad I live in Canada. We have a great medical system. The goverment pays for our hospital and doctors bills. I don't know what the parents could do over their. It is sad because this is the stadge the baby bonds with the mother.
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