Canada Person arrested and questioned in case of premature births at N.B. hospital

19:50  27 november  2019
19:50  27 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A file photo of babies in a hospital. © Getty A file photo of babies in a hospital.

MONCTON, N.B. — RCMP in New Brunswick say one person has been arrested in connection with allegations that patients at the Moncton Hospital were improperly given a labour-inducing drug earlier this year.

Codiac RCMP Sgt. Mathieu Roy says the person was arrested on Monday, questioned, and released with a promise to appear in court next May.

He says no charge has been laid, and no details about the suspect's identity will be released at this time. 

In April, a proposed class action lawsuit was launched against the Horizon Health Network and an obstetrics nurse by women who believe the nurse improperly gave them the labour-inducing drug oxytocin.

The women are claiming that the Moncton Hospital either knew or should have known the registered nurse allegedly added the drug to intravenous saline bags hooked up to pregnant women.

The lawsuit — which has not been tested in court — argues that the health authority could have done more to prevent the drug from being administered.

The Canadian Press

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