Did Medical Malpractice Kill a New York City Baby?

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

A Brooklyn hospital is investigating the recent death of a 6-month-old baby. According to the New York City medical examiner's office, 6-month-old Amaan Ahmmad was given an adult dose of the antibiotic azithromycin while he was at Brookdale University Hospital being treated for pneumonia last month.
The hospital discharge summary indicates that Amaan was given 500mg of azithromycin "in error." His parents report that the adult dose was approximately six times the dose that their child should've received.

The child was allegedly brought to Brookdale University Hospital on Friday October 21, 2011 because he was running a fever. A cousin of the child's has told the media that the baby was put on antibiotics via IV. The boy allegedly suffered cardiac arrest, was declared brain dead, went into a coma and died on Tuesday October 25, 2011. The media reports that nursing notes reflect that it took at least 36 minutes for hospital staff to respond to Amaan's symptoms on the day of his death.
The hospital has told the media that it is investigating the circumstances of Amaan's death.

Amaan was laid to rest by his family on Thursday October 26, 2011. Our New York medical malpractice lawyers extend our sincerest condolences to Amaan's family and friends.

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