Black Woman Refused Water As She Delivers Baby, As Doctor Talks About Drinking Alcohol…

‘Wasn’t that many people in the bar when I left’: Family secretly records doctor talking about ‘happy hour’ and ‘tequila’ before delivering a baby who suffered nerve damage during birth

  • Dr Frank DeLee has been accused of drinking before delivery baby in 2015 
  • Alex Sims filed lawsuit claiming doctor talked about drinking during birth  
  • Family secretly recording DeLee talking about ‘tequila’ and ‘happy hour’ 
  • During birth Sims’ child, Jared, suffered Erb’s Palsy, a paralysis of the arm

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doctorDr Frank DeLee (pictured) is being sued by a mother who claims he was drinking before delivering her baby in May 2015. A Nevada doctor was secretly recorded on camera talking about downing tequila during happy hour just moments before he delivered a woman’s baby. Alex Sims was in induced labor at Sunrise Hospital in May 2015 when she says Dr Frank DeLee openly talked about drinking, according to KTNV.Sims is suing the doctor claiming that DeLee’s rough delivery of her baby boy, Jared, caused him to have Erb’s Palsy, paralysis to the arm due to nerve damage.Her family recorded the birth and in the video, DeLee is heard saying: ‘Wasn’t that many people in the bar when I left.’A nurse then asks: ‘I’m sorry. Did you waste a drink?’Sims’ doctor was on vacation and DeLee was on-call at the time, the station reported. The nurse continued to conversation by asking the doctor if it was ‘Belvedere’ that he had to pour out.DeLee responded: ‘No, tequila.’The video, obtained by Contact 13 News, then showed what appeared to be the doctor standing in the room barefooted and wearing a pair of ‘Bermuda shorts’, according to Sims’ attorney Cal Potter.Scroll down for video 
Alex Sims (during birth in 2015) was in induced labor and facing a possible C-section at Sunrise Hospital where she claims DeLee openly talked about drinking during 'happy hour' moments before her birth 

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Alex Sims (during birth in 2015) was in induced labor and facing a possible C-section at Sunrise Hospital where she claims DeLee openly talked about drinking during ‘happy hour’ moments before her birth

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Sims is suing DeLee and the hospital claiming that his rough delivery of her baby, Jared, caused him to have Erb’s Palsy, paralysis to the arm due to nerve damage. The video shows that the doctor asked her doesn’t she wish her original doctor would have stayed in townVideo courtesy of KTNV 

As patient goes into labor, doctor brags about drinking.
‘It’s a very disturbing sequence of events that took place,’ says Potter.

Sims told KTNV that she could ‘feel everything’ and that she thought the ‘epidural wore off’. In the video, DeLee, who is an obstetrician and a gynecologist, says: ‘I was told not to say lift your fat a** up and don’t you wish Richter stayed in town this weekend now?’ referring to Sims’ doctor.Sims told the station that the ‘jaw dropping’ situation wasn’t fathomable, especially while she was in the midst of having a child. Her mother, Sheree, said that she ‘smelled alcohol’ as soon as the doctor walked in the room.

Her mother, Sheree, said that she 'smelled alcohol' as soon as the doctor walked in the room. The video then showed what appeared to be the doctor (left in light blue) standing in the room barefooted and wearing a pair of 'Bermuda shorts', Sims' attorney said 

<img id=”i-a3f68ec3c7bf5809″ src=”http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/05/13/3A158A2F00000578-3908226-Her_mother_Sheree_said_that_she_smelled_alcohol_as_soon_as_the_d-m-12_1478352642673.jpg” height=”362″ width=”634″ alt=”Her mother, Sheree, said that she ‘smelled alcohol’ as soon as the doctor walked in the room. The video then showed what appeared to be the doctor (left in light blue) standing in the room barefooted and wearing a pair of ‘Bermuda shorts’, Sims’ attorney said ” class=”blkBorder img-share”/>

Her mother, Sheree, said that she ‘smelled alcohol’ as soon as the doctor walked in the room. The video then showed what appeared to be the doctor (left in light blue) standing in the room barefooted and wearing a pair of ‘Bermuda shorts’, Sims’ attorney said

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Sims (pictured) said the ‘jaw dropping’ situation wasn’t fathomable, especially while she was in the midst of having a child

Sheree also said that she noticed that something was wrong with her grandson's (pictured) arm once he was delivered

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Sheree also said that she noticed that something was wrong with her grandson’s (pictured) arm once he was deliveredShe told KTNV: ‘That’s what preceded the conversation about him coming from the bar. Because I said, “Oh, he smells like alcohol.”‘The talk about happy hour and alcohol continued when someone who wasn’t shown on camera asked the doctor was he ‘already at happy hour?’DeLee responded: ‘Well look what time it is.’Sheree also said that she noticed that something was wrong with her grandson’s arm once he was delivered. Jared now suffers from Erb’s Palsy and may live with lifelong problems depending on the severity of the child’s injury. Potter also named the hospital and nurses in the lawsuit, adding they had a duty to stop the doctor from proceeding with the delivery.The station reported that medical experts determined DeLee used ‘inappropriate techniques by pulling’ Jared’s arms. They also found that the doctor ‘failed to diagnose and recognize the pressure of shoulder dystocia’.

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Jared (pictured) now suffers from Erb’s Palsy and may live with lifelong problems depending on the severity of the child’s injury

Sunrise Hospital (pictured) has asked the court to toss out some of the claims, but Potter said that they want to 'hold them accountable for the actions which we believe resulted in the injuries to her son's shoulder'

<img id=”i-5aa056b7b46401db” src=”http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/11/05/13/3A15883400000578-3908226-image-a-10_1478352343865.jpg” height=”265″ width=”634″ alt=”Sunrise Hospital (pictured) has asked the court to toss out some of the claims, but Potter said that they want to ‘hold them accountable for the actions which we believe resulted in the injuries to her son’s shoulder'” class=”blkBorder img-share”/>

Sunrise Hospital (pictured) has asked the court to toss out some of the claims, but Potter said that they want to ‘hold them accountable for the actions which we believe resulted in the injuries to her son’s shoulder’Sunrise Hospital has asked the court to toss out some of the claims, but Potter told the station that they want to ‘hold them accountable for the actions which we believe resulted in the injuries to her son’s shoulder’.And this wasn’t the first time the doctor delivered a baby with a similar injury, KTNV reported. Records from the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners show that DeLee settled a 2012 case of a ‘delivery resulting in shoulder dystocia’.DeLee also has other reports of possible malpractice that resulted in insurance payouts and settlements that totaled more than $2.7 million, the station reported. Sims said she doesn’t ‘understand why he still has a license to practice’.Court documents show that DeLee denies any liability during the birth of baby Jared.