By BRENDAN KIRBY
A Glen Burnie, Md., couple Tuesday filed a suit against a Washington County health organization and a doctor who allegedly botched the delivery of their baby last summer.
The suit, filed in Washington County Circuit Court, claims that Dr. Maxime Moise's incompetence led to the death of John and Frances Sonntag's newborn baby boy on June 6, 1996. The suit names Moise, Antietam Health Services Inc. and the Robinwood Medical Center Limited Partnership.
Beth Kirkpatrick, a spokeswoman for the Washington County Hospital Association, said it is policy not to comment on pending litigation.
The suit contends the doctor erred in the following ways:
Opting for a vaginal delivery even though the preferred method of delivery of a breech baby is a Caesarean section. The suit also noted that Sonntag had a high-risk pregnancy due to three prior miscarriages.