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8 yr old Girl nearly dies when doctors fail to diagnose appendicitis

Parents of a young girl took their daughter the hospital on 2 consecutive days because she was feverish and vomiting. On both occasions ER doctors ignored the child's complaints of lower stomach pain and sent her home with her parents. When she returned the third time her appendix had ruptured. She had developed peritonitis and was septic. After one week on a ventilator in the ICU she recovered. Her case was successfully settled before trial.