LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- A Lee’s Summit mother feels helpless, after she says her doctor made a big mistake while caring for her son. The mom took her 6-month-old to the Lee’s Summit Physicians Group for a routine checkup and left in tears.
Like most moms, Hannah Reeves is protective of her boys, 3-year-old Kobe and 6-month-old Carson. She says she does her research when it comes to their health. Reeves took Carson to the Lee’s Summit Physicians group Monday afternoon for his 6-month checkup.
He was scheduled to get a few shots and her doctor asked if she wanted her son to get a flu vaccination. Reeves immediately said no, she was strongly against it.
“I have a friend that got it, she was temporarily paralyzed from the waist down, her body just rejected it. I've been against it ever since,” Reeves said.
Reeves said the nurse administered the shots, while she tried keeping little Carson calm.
“The nurse said, he's really gonna hate me because of those six shots. I said six? There's only supposed to be five.”
The nurse went on to tell Reeves she did give Carson a flu shot.
“I was instantly enraged. I felt violated.”
Reeves said the doctor then rushed in, apologizing for the mix up.
“She said are you okay? I said, 'No. I'm not happy,'” Reeves said.
Reeves said the doctor told her she would not be charged for the shot and that Carson shouldn’t have any side effects. Reeves is waiting to hear back from the Lee’s Summit Physicians Group, eager to file a complaint. FOX 4 stopped by for comment and we were told the director was out of the office.
Although little Carson seems fine 24 hours later, she feels helpless that something was put into her son without her consent.
“I almost feel like I failed.”
Reeves says she has been speaking with a lawyer. FOX 4’s multiple calls to the Lee’s Summit Physicians Group were not returned.