Thursday 18 January 2018

Baby's positive drug test after mum ate bagel

Associated Press

A woman who had her newborn baby taken away because she failed a drug test after she ate a poppy seed bagel has settled a lawsuit over the case.

Lawrence County's child welfare agency and Jameson Hospital have paid $143,500 to settle the suit filed on behalf of Elizabeth Mort by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which announced the settlement yesterday.

Ms Mort sued in October 2010, alleging that a poppy seed bagel she ate shortly before arriving at the hospital spurred a positive test for opiates in April 2010 that prompted the seizure of her three-day-old daughter, Isabella Rodriguez.

Irish Independent

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