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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 05:48 AM

Lakeville school district sued over asthma attack that left teen in 'vegetative state'

A Lakeville eighth grader suffered a serious brain injury in April when she was sent back to gym class after an asthma attack, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

Aaliyah Bowen’s parents are seeking more than $10 million from the Lakeville school district and a McGuire Middle School nurse.

According to the complaint, the nurse knew Bowen had a long history of asthma attacks sparked by even minimal physical exertion. They say the nurse administered an albuterol inhaler on April 16 but failed to test her breathing and told Bowen to return to gym class despite an elevated heart beat.

Back in class, Bowen lost consciousness and was without enough oxygen for 30 minutes

Read more: https://www.twincities.com/2019/09/04/lakeville-school-district-sued-over-asthma-attack-that-left-teen-in-vegetative-state/

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BlueMississippi Sep 2019 #1

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Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:00 PM

1. oh brother

 

A daily dose of motelucast can prevent asthma ... was the child taking it? Albuterol is useful as a rescue inhaler but not in status asthmaticus. Respiratory failure is usually severe if asthma is not controlled immediately.

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