Her lawsuit also alleges that doctors broke Jacob's ribs while performing CPR on him causing him "substantial pain". Tragically, he didn't live past day 10.
Monica Thompson claims the Portland Adventist Medical Center staff placed her newborn, Jacob, in bed with her so she could breastfeed him in the middle of the night, and left her unsupervised while she was heavily medicated with sleep aids and painkillers, The Oregonian reported.
A U.S. mother who accidentally smothered her newborn son as she slept is suing the hospital where his death occurred for $8.6m (£6.6m).
About an hour later, the breastfeeding mother was 'still drowsy and groggy' when she realized her son had stopped moving.
"She called for a nurse while she tried to get him to respond", her lawsuit, filed last Friday, states. "When no nurse came to help, Mrs. Thompson carried her son to the hallway and frantically yelled for help".
Pictured Oregon woman, Monica Thompson's then newborn baby son, Jacob Thompson prior to him dying after accidentally smothering him to death after passing out from breastfeeding while on sedatives at a Portland hospital. Thompson drifted off, and when she woke up, Jacob was unresponsive.
Earlier that night she had been given "narcotic painkillers and sleep aids" by nurses at the Portland Adventist Medical Center in the state of OR, her lawsuit states. Adventist Health has also shared this message, noting bed-sharing is linked with sleep-related deaths in babies in an advisory earlier this year.
Thompson is suing the hospital for over £8million after her baby suffered severe brain damage due to a lack of oxygen to his body, reports the Mail Online.
Thompson said Jacob was taken to a nursery late on August 5, 2012 so she "could rest before being discharged". "His pulse was weak or absent".
Mrs Thompson is seeking compensation for the baby's "desperation and anxiety" and her own "severe emotional distress upon unintentionally killing her firstborn child".
Portland Adventist Medical Center issued a short statement to People, saying that it is "reviewing the claim" and could not provide any additional comments.
She said in a statement through her lawyer, "I am sharing our story in the hopes that no mother or family will ever have to suffer through a preventable tragedy such as this". What happened to us could've easily been prevented had the nurses been doing their job'. Doctors told them that his comatose state would be irreversible.