CPR is not fool proofPosted: April 20, 2010
$7.6 million jury award for seizure that occurs on a school playground. Suit based on a allegation that CPR was not performed fast enough.
It has been said the worst thing to do is outlive your children. Losing a child must be horrendous. Having a child survive but in a barely vegetative state must be close, but with no closure. However, when a child has a seizure, the chances of CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) working is slim at best.
The seizure was an epileptic seizure that occurred when the child was playing on the basketball court. Either the seizure or the fall stopped his heart. The parents argued that the CPR was not soon enough and not adequate.
Now this is where it gets real exciting. The family had received $361,237 from a seizure the child had in 2003. The child fell on a playground and suffered burns from the metal grate he fell on. A nurse and marine administered CPR bringing the child around.
WHAT IS THE KID DOING ON THE PLAYGROUND A SECOND TIME?
The school district offered to transport the child for free to another school where there was a full time nurse. The mother declined because it was too far away. Boy is it tempting to say something about losing opportunity at this point!
This is a sad case. This is also a disgusting case. This is a case where the phrase Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me fits. This is just stupid.
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