Family Sues Over Asthmatic Boy Being Transferred to 3 Hospitals
Posted on September 27, 2011 by Eugene Hollander
The Pointer family was looking for answers over the death of their asthmatic son, who died after being transferred to three different hospitals in an 11 hour period. On the morning of September 13, 2010, seven year old Aaron Pointer suffered from an asthmatic attack. In a tragic set of circumstances, the boy was shuttled to three facilities because the first two could allegedly not meet his needs. By the time that Aaron was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, his brain was "starved for oxygen." The boy later died. The family filed suit alleging that the three hospitals and various doctors were negligent
in the care of their son.