Chicago family sues over baby’s death

Associated Press

The parents of a baby who died after getting an incorrect dosage of nutrients in an IV are suing the suburban Chicago hospital where the infant was born.

Lawyers for Fritzie and Cameron Burkett say the Chicago couple’s six-week-old son, Genesis, died after mistakenly receiving about 60 times the prescribed dose of sodium chloride. Attorney Patrick Salvi says the boy’s October 2010 death left the Burketts devastated.

The child died at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. Advocate Healthcare spokeswoman Kelly Jo Golson acknowledged that an “error” was made. She says their prayers are with the family.

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