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Ridgewood Mom Accuses Hospital Of Giving Wrong Baby To Breastfeed

The main campus of Valley Hospital in Ridgewood.
The main campus of Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Photo Credit: Lorraine Ash

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- A Ridgewood mother is suing The Valley Hospital for allegedly giving her the wrong baby to breastfeed, according to NBC New York.

Melissa Richman's suit claims hospital staff failed to properly check identification bracelets and provided her the wrong baby to breastfeed not long after giving birth, the article says.

The lawsuit also alleges staff came in after approximately 20 minutes and notified  Richman and her husband, Dave, of the error, NBC New York reported.

RELATED: The Valley Hospital Announces Plans To Relocate Main Campus To Paramus

A spokesperson for the hospital declined comment on the incident or on hospital procedure regarding newborn babies, NBC New York said.

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