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California mom believes medical malpractice was cause of death

A family mourns the loss of their toddler due to a sudden illness. The California family was devastated to learn that the child died from what could have been an easily treatable ailment. The mother has gone on to say that she believes the death was a result of medical malpractice. 

The child woke up screaming and crying on the day of Oct. 30. She immediately tried to get the girl in to see her regular pediatrician, but the doctor was booked up. She was referred to another physician who diagnosed the girl with the flu and sent her back home. 

Two days later, the child was rushed to the emergency room when she stopped breathing. Physicians there tried to save her, but the little girl passed away. Later, an autopsy indicated that the girl had intussusception, a rare but treatable problem where the intestine folds and slides into itself. The mother believes that, if the physician had diagnosed the daughter properly, she would have been treated and would still be alive today. 

While the mother mourns for her child, she urges other parents to listen to their gut if they feel that something is wrong with their child. It is likely that the family is contemplating a wrongful death suit due to medical malpractice stemming from the misdiagnosis of the child's ailment. Other California families may be facing similar tragic outcomes. A personal injury attorney could potentially help with an assessment of the case and provide guidance on how to move forward. 

Source: Murrieta, CA Patch, "Murrieta Family Mourns Toddler After Misdiagnosis", Hoa Quach, Nov. 15, 2017

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