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Heartbroken Parents Sue Hospital for Losing Their Baby's Remains | Her Body Was Mistaken for 'Soiled Linens'
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Heartbroken Parents Sue Hospital for Losing Their Baby's Remains | Her Body Was Mistaken for 'Soiled Linens'

The parents got to know their child's body was missing when they got a call from the funeral home.

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on June 30, 2022. It has since been updated.

Around midnight on July 23rd, 2020, Alana Ross and her fiance Daniel McCarthy rushed to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston after Alana's water broke. Two days later, Everleigh McCarthy was born via an emergency cesarean section. The little one, who arrived three months early, weighed about 2 lbs. 

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However, she soon developed a brain bleed, and doctors treating her in the NICU said she didn't have much time left. On August 6, they took her off life support, according to PEOPLE. The devastated parents said their goodbyes and handed their baby over to the nurses who cleaned her and dressed her in a white satin gown. The couple made arrangements for her funeral, and had come to the conclusion that Everleigh would be buried near the spot where McCarthy's grandmother was laid to rest.