- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - The parents of a 5-year-old boy who died from the swine flu in 2013 have filed a $2 million lawsuit against a local hospital and doctors who treated their son.

Ronan Burgess, of Eugene, died Dec. 29, 2013 from the H1N1 virus at a Portland hospital.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/KP16dh ) that according to the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Lane County Circuit Court, Ronan was turned away from the emergency room on Christmas Eve after he was examined by a doctor and told his collapsed airway was not concerning.

The suit names PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Springfield, Drs. William Miller and Mary McKee, Eugene Emergency Physicians, Oregon Medical Group, and 10 unnamed others as defendants.

RiverBend spokeswoman Monique Danziger says the hospital takes patient safety very seriously.


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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