Fritzie and Cameron Burke filed a lawsuit against Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois after their month-old baby, Genesis, died there in 2010. Gensis’ death was caused by an incorrect concentration of sodium placed in his IV tube by a pharmacy technician.
The hospital tried to hide the cause of death by covering up the label on the IV bag. Additionally, doctors said the original blood test indicating the high levels of sodium was wrong and “ordered” another round of tests that was never performed. The dose administered was 60 times higher than perscribed. The parties settled for $8 million.