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A couple sued a hospital for malpractice when their 7 year old daughter died from a simple bacterial infection (Group A Streptococcal infection) which could easily have been treated with antibiotics. When the girl was admitted suffering from high temperatures and a sore knee, doctors did an x-ray and blood tests. They concluded she had a flu and sent her home. A blood culture which would have revealed the problem.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Kansas City Star
About: Parents sue hospital for malpractice when girl dies of easily treatable bacterial infection
Date: 2 Jun 2004
Source: The Kansas City Star
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