Hospital Sued

The parents of 7-month-old Blaize Wheeldon, who died from meningitis @ Silverton Medical Center in Salem, Oregon are suing the hospital for $6.3 million.

They accuse the hospital staff of medical negligence and the negligent infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit states, “Blaize showed significant signs and symptoms of systemic meningococcemia when he was first taken to the hospital on May 11, 2018”.

The nurses noted the presence of a rash and an abnormal respiratory pattern. Meningococcal infection test was not done and Blaize was sent home. He was taken back to the hospital after a few hours due to persistent fever and fussiness. This time he was flown to a Portland hospital, where Blaize died.

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