A family based in Detroit has called for immediate answers and responses regarding the death of their 9 year old daughter Anyialah Greer who had died just a few hours after undergoing a tonsillectomy procedure.
Tonsillectomy is conducted on more than 530,000 individuals a year, and is considered in the top three most basic and common operations that are performed on children.
Sonia Gambrell, Anyialah’s mother has declared that she intends on suing the Detroit Medical Center who serve as the owners of the Children’s Hospital situated in Michigan.
Anyialah had allegedly undergone the procedure, then suffered cardiac arrest soon afterwards, resulting in her immediate and unprecedented death.
Not Final, but Likely
The results for the young girl’s autopsy are said to still take a few more weeks for a final report, but as of now the medical reports have stated that an airway that had been temporarily blocked, problems with the heart that had not been checked with, or perhaps several complications regarding the anesthesia that had been used on Anyialah served as just three very likely yet not final reasons for her the 9 year old girl’s death.
Sonia Points the Finger
Dr. Bianca Siegel, the person who had operated on Anyialah was told by Gambrell that she had released her daughter without accurately assessing her condition and state after the procedure had been over with.
James J. Harrington IV, a specialist in medical malpractice, stated that “under federal law, you can’t discharge people unless they’re in stable condition.”
Mr. Harrington went on to express his utter frustration about this incident and asked how anyone’s condition be deemed stable if the young girl’s death occurred just hours away after she had been checked on and released by the doctor.