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Parents file wrongful death lawsuit following death of son


Posted on behalf of Michael D'Amico of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Nov 29, 2014 in Medical Malpractice

For most parents the thought of losing a child is the worst thing that could possibly happen. This is particularly true when they are doing all they can to properly care for that child by seeking the medical assistance needed to aid their son or daughter. Unfortunately, last year a 6-year-old boy in another state died at the hospital that was supposed to be helping him.

After he initially arrived at the hospital with a sore throat, cough and fever, he spent several months without a proper diagnosis and eventually died. An autopsy conducted after he died determined that he had a rare skin disorder, pneumonia and kidney and liver failure.

The boy’s parents recently filed a lawsuit in connection with the matter. In it, they allege that the negligent care the boy received at the hospital led to serious injuries that caused his death. Specifically they claim that the hospital:

  • Prescribed the boy the wrong medication.
  • Misread the boy’s X-rays.
  • Misdiagnosed the boy’s condition.

A combination of at least nine individuals and entities were named as defendants and the parents are seeking more than $50,000 in damages from each of them.

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit could be an option for those who reside in Connecticut and lose a loved one as a result of the medical treatment received. While in this case money can’t bring back the child that the parents lost, it may help to bring some closure to the parents and make life a bit easier for them moving forward.

Source: The Scranton Times-Tribune, “Parents of dead child suing area hospitals, doctors" Peter Cameron, Nov. 26, 2014