She was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare birth defect that left underdeveloped cheekbones, ears and jaw. But to her parents, Delaney Gonzalez was perfect. She was as precocious as any 16-month-old child.
Doctors expected a smooth delivery of Zachary Diecker. But a series of medical errors driven by negligence, lack of oversight, and incompetence would end his life before he even left the hospital.
Tamara Walter underwent a successful lap-band surgery at an outpatient surgery center, but her recovery was another story.
Nora Bostrom had pulmonary hypertension that required her to use oxygen and take intravenous medications. Despite these challenges, she had a high quality of life. She was a bright, funny, and happy three-year-old, full of promise and optimism. But after a visit to the hospital, she became a victim of several preventable medical errors that lead to her death.
After talking to a neurosurgeon about her history of migraine headaches, Robyn Frankel was told to undergo an invasive cerebral angiogram. This would require the injection of contrast dye into a vein in an attempt to uncover the cause of her headaches. When the dye was injected, Robyn immediately suffered a stroke and went into a coma.