Infant suffers fentanyl overdose in hospital


The mother of a two month old girl is considering legal action, including a civil suit, against a Sherbrooke University Health Centre nurse who accidentally administered a near fatal dose of fentanyl to her two month old daughter.

Zabryna Delaney brought the infant to the hospital in the Fleurimont borough just before Christmas because of a respiratory problem.

But, on the 23rd of December the baby's heart beat began to slow, and she was revived through cardiac massage.


The Journal de Montreal obtained copies of the medical reports which indicate that a nurse had erroneously entered the baby's weight instead of the drug dosage amount on the medical chart.

Delaney says at the time she and her husband were only told the baby had a bad night and only learned of the near fatal drug overdose 12-days after the fact when her doctor told her what had happened.


The hospital says it cannot comment because of patient confidentiality commitments.


The baby remains in hospital but may be discharged next week.

The parents have started a GoFundMe campaign to help defray some of their costs.