A doctor at a Lebanon, Tennessee, hospital is accused of performing surgery on the wrong baby, according to CBS.com.
Jennifer Melton gave birth to a “perfect, healthy, and beautiful” baby, Nate Melton, at University Medical Center, she says.
Melton told CBS that a doctor performed a frenulectomy, which involves cutting a flap of skin from under the child’s tongue.
Nate’s parents fear that he will have speech or eating problems as a result of this procedure.
“It’s recklessness. There’s no excuse for cutting on a healthy child. There’s no excuse for mixing up babies at a hospital,” the Meltons’ attorney Clint Kelly told CBS.
CBS says the “University Medical Center declined to comment specifically on what happened for this story, citing federal privacy regulations.”