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Family Wants Attorney General to Investigate UMC

LAS VEGAS, Nv -- The family of Roshunda Abney, the woman who claims UMC's lack of treatment caused her premature baby to die, is calling for the Attorney General's office to launch a criminal investigation.

In a letter written by the attorney for Abney and her fiance, Raffinee Dewberry, there are allegations that there were several violations of state law as a result of UMC's failure to screen or treat Abney when she went to the emergency department. The letter states that the families want the Attorney General to open a criminal investigation.

Abney and Dewberry went to UMC on November 30th seeking treatment because Abney was in severe pain. After waiting six hours, the couple left. Abney delivered a premature baby girl at home. The child died shortly after birth. 

Attorney Jacob Hafter said, "As our investigation continues, it appears that the failure to provide Ms. Abney the care she requested goes beyond civil liability."

Six UMC staff members have been suspended pending the outcome of an internal investigation at UMC.



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