Baby dropped on head during delivery

A video shot by parents Monique and Derrick Rodgers reportedly shows their newborn daughter being dropped on her head by hospital staff

A video shot by parents Monique and Derrick Rodgers reportedly shows their newborn daughter being dropped on her head by hospital staff

They shared the video Wednesday, and it's already been viewed millions of times.

"As a mother, you're supposed to be your child's protector, and I felt like I couldn't do that, that day", said Monique.

"I told him, 'you dropped to my baby, '" Derrick Rodgers said. "He had like a nonchalant look on his face. Then I showed him the video, and he had nothing to say after that".

Monique said she noticed her shaking so she took her to a new doctor.

An OBGYN who did not treat Morgan was consulted about the incident and told AZ Family that though her parents might be concerned, this type of hemorrhaging is common in premature newborns even if she hadn't been dropped on her head.

"It made me so mad", Derrick Rodgers said.

The ultrasound showed that their daughter suffered a grade 1 germinal matrix hemorrhage, or a small bleed, in her brain. "Like I had to stop recording".

The Rodgers told Fox 10 they did not get the results of the test until six weeks later.

The nurse practitioner also said accidents happen in the chaotic delivery room environment, especially when doctors are looking to ensure a premature baby is breathing and responding like a normal infant. As the worker is holding her, she slips out of his hands and lands on her head, nearly falling off the table.

Thankfully, Morgan is now doing well.

"No one can prepare you for seeing the negligence, seeing them carelessly handle her", said their mom, Monique Rodgers.

They want an apology from the hospital and answers about if the fall will cause any long term effects.

"I would like to know if this was due to her having a low birth weight or if it was due to her being dropped on her head", said Monique Rodgers.

Meanwhile, the hospital in Chandler released a statement saying it can not comment on the matter, citing patient privacy laws.

Chandler Regional Medical Center said in a statement that it can not comment but patient safety is always a top concern. "The medical team at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center takes this matter extremely seriously".