‘Hours after Rebecca Hernandez gave birth to her healthy baby boy last week, that little boy was torn from her arms and became a ward of the state due to gross negligence on behalf of Crestwood Medical Center and the Alabama Department of Human Resources. Hernandez had been issued a drug test without her consent at the hospital which falsely came back positive.
Crestwood Medical declined to comment on why Hernandez was drug tested in the first place but said in a statement Saturday that “Crestwood Medical Center is committed to following the law and regulatory requirements as well as ensuring the health and safety of our patients. Our hospital also incorporates patient care practices that are established by credentialed members of our medical staff so as to further insure safe and quality care for all of our patients.”
Now, the hospital and her doctor are attempting to blame the false-positive on Hernandez’ diet, claiming that she ate a poppy seed bun the day before they tested her.
“Screening tests can have what we call false-positive results where other things can interfere,” said Dr. Yashica Robinson, Hernandez’s doctor. You can have a substance that a patient eats. Like in this case, poppy seeds can make them test positive for opioids.”
As NBC reports, Robinson said same-day drug screenings are a problem, and hospitals should rely on laboratory confirmed tests.
Nevertheless, government was called to the hospital to take this baby, and this poor innocent child spent the first days of his life away from his mother, missing out on the bonding and immunity transfer experience through breast feeding.’