Tonawanda Woman fights for change to Workers’ Compensation law after death of baby

May 11, 2022

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(WIVB) — A Tonawanda woman, who lost her baby, is fighting to change Workers’ Compensation law in New York State.

Michelle Waugaman was 16 weeks along in her pregnancy, working as an at-home care nurse, when she fell down the stairs of her patient’s home.

“Everything was fine before that fall,” she told News 4. “I had a healthy pregnancy; there was not one complication.”

But that fall caused premature rupture of membranes and at just 23 weeks, an emergency sonogram showed Waugaman’s baby girl was not getting oxygen.

“There [were] no more choices for me to hold on – she had to come out. So they made the decision to prep the O.R. and take me in for an emergency C-section,” she said. “That was one of the most traumatic days of my entire life.”

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