By Terri Hill | January 29, 2019
A Swissvale woman is facing child endangerment and aggravated assault charges after a 19-month-old infant was hospitalized from an overdose of Tylenol.
The infant was admitted to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on Oct. 29 in severe organ failure after ingesting the equivalent of several bottles of liquid acetaminophen, or several dozen extra-strength tablets, according to police.
The infant was placed on life support and a toxicology test confirmed the child was suffering from an acetaminophen overdose, according to police. The infant is slowly recovering.
Lavaughn Moman, 31, who was the only person taking care of the child told police she did not know how the child was able to ingest such a large amount of the drug.
According to online court records, Moman has an extensive criminal past for stalking, assault, theft and terroristic threats.
Moman is charged with five counts of child endangerment and one count of aggravated assault. She is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 6.
Terri Hill can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org