Couple wins case against GMH for cutting off part of baby’s fingertip

The old and dilapidated Guam Memorial Hospital will be replaced by a new hospital. (PNC file photo)

The child is now 3 years old.

Guam – It appears that the couple who sued the Guam Memorial Hospital for cutting off a part of their baby’s fingertip in 2014, has won their case.

Johanna Borja and Juleus Calimpong sued the Hospital in 2016 for negligence and negligent infliction of emotional distress after their newborn baby lost a part of her finger, according to the complaint filed in court. The couple sought monetary damages and attorney fees.

Today, it appears that the couple has won their case against the hospital, although it is unclear how much in monetary damages they have been awarded.

The next hearing is scheduled for January.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.