A three-month-old baby has survived miraculously after she first dumped her head from an incubator on a neonatal intensive care unit in Brazil.
The hospital's security cameras recorded the horrific moment that Roberta Machado was diving from the medical device in Belem, Brazil.
Just before that, a nurse had placed Roberta in the incubator and locked one side, but apparently he failed to secure the other.
Roberta had been in intensive care for about two months after premature birth and reflux problems.
Footage shows that as soon as the nurse walks away, the little girl starts fiddling with the device and seconds later with her little feet kick the door that swings open and she throws her head to the floor.
The baby suffered fractures on her collarbone and skull.
Doctors said the trauma could cause neurological problems in the future that they cannot predict. At the time, the child did not need surgery.
The same nurse who put the newborn in the incubator is taken back in a panic to pick her up.
The hospital's security cameras recorded the horrific moment that Roberta Machado was diving from the medical device in Belem, Brazil
A little earlier a nurse had placed the child in the incubator and locked one side, but apparently he failed to secure the other
Baby Roberta is being transferred to another medical professional and there is a flurry of activity while the ICU team responds anxiously to the situation.
The nursing technician holding the child rubs her injured head and lifts her up, moving her in different positions as if she were visibly monitoring her condition.
The family complained that more should have been done to assess the well-being of their daughter.
It took almost an hour for the child to be transferred for scans to assess her injuries.
The incident occurred in May of this year at the Maternity and Child Health private hospital in Belem, northern Brazil, but images were only released on Sunday after her parents, Jessica and Roberto, received a court order to force the hospital to transfer the security video to wear.
Baby Roberta is transferred to another medical professional and there is a flurry of activity while the ICU team responds anxiously to the situation
Mrs Machado had already left with her husband when the accident happened around 2.30 p.m.
Ten minutes after the almost tragic incident, the first mother returned to ICU and found that her child & # 39; limp and wet & # 39; used to be.
In an interview with the Brazilian Record TV, she said: & # 39; They didn't want to let me in first. And when I entered the ICU, I saw that everyone behaved differently towards me.
& # 39; When I saw my child, I was completely stunned because I didn't understand what had happened to her. She was very soft, limp and wet. & # 39;
Mrs. Machado said: & # 39; I became desperate and called: & # 39; & # 39; For God's sake what happened to my daughter & # 39; & # 39;
According to the young mother, when she questioned the condition of her child, the nursing technician would have said: & # 39; Mama, I just bathed her and now I put her to sleep. & # 39;
Despite the nurse's excuse, Mrs. Machado said she had quickly noticed a bruise on the back of her child's head.
She remembered: & # 39; I became desperate and I shouted: & # 39; & # 39; For God's sake what happened to my daughter & # 39 ;. & # 39;
But the technician seemed to allay her concerns and claimed that & # 39; nothing had happened & # 39 ;.
Even when the mother approached the nurse who was reportedly responsible for the accident, she was told that & # 39; no one saw anything & # 39 ;.
A report from the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IML) concluded that the girl suffered a fracture of the skull and bruising of the scalp. The child fell from a length of 1.4 km and the impact of the fall was about six times the weight of the baby
It was left to another mother, who was in the unit at the time of the accident to reveal what had happened.
Mrs. Machado said: & # 39; Someone pulled me aside and said: & # 39; & # 39; look, your daughter first fell to the floor when the incubator door opened. Get your husband right away & # 39; & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I felt hurt and angry that the doctors who were meant to take care of my child reportedly let it happen during their watch and seemed to lie about it. & # 39;
A report from the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IML) concluded that the girl suffered a fracture of the skull and bruising of the scalp.
The child fell from a height of 1.4 m and the impact of the fall was about six times the weight of the baby.
In a statement to the police, the nurse said she had locked the incubator, but did not reveal what had happened to the mother, because the doctor on duty was responsible for this according to the protocol.
The pediatrician present on the day has denied lying to the parents.
Roberta's father said: "Thank goodness Roberta is doing well. She suffered a lot in her early life and we consider her a true hunter & # 39;
Despite the enormous fright, Roberta, now eight months old, is a happy and healthy child and is developing normally.
Medical follow-ups and tests continue to monitor for possible negative effects of the fall.
In a statement, the maternity and pediatric hospital said that the institution acted with & # 39; total transparency and that its staff were trained and updated based on the latest medical care techniques & # 39 ;.
It added: & # 39; All medical and psychological help (was) provided until the patient's medical discharge. & # 39;
For Roberta & # 39; s parents, it seems that the incubator was not closed properly after the baby was placed.
Roberta's father said: & # 39; It has two locks and it looks like only one was activated, because as soon as my daughter knocked on the door, it opened.
& # 39; Thank goodness Roberta is doing well today. She suffered a lot in her early life and we consider her a true hunter, & he added.
The case is being investigated by the police and the medical professionals involved can be sued for personal injury, absence of help and leaving an inability.
Roberta's family has filed civil proceedings to claim damages from the hospital.
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