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Two-Year-Old Denied Kidney Transplant

Anthony Dickerson, 26, the father of two-year-old Anthony Burgess, a.k.a. A.J. was arrested after violating his parole for being in possession of a firearm. Dickerson, who has been in and out of jail over the past six years possesses a lengthy criminal record for committing misdemeanors and felonies. A.J. was born a month premature at Scottish Rite Hospital without his kidneys. He spent the first 10 months of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit and has since spent bouts of time in and out of the hospital due to his inability to sustain a healthy weight. It can be very tedious waiting for a...

Pharmaceutical Company Sold Improper Drugs

An Indiana pharmaceutical company sold the wrong prescription medication to hospitals who then distributed the drugs to infants. The company and the families affected by the mistake are currently going through a lawsuit. Executives at Pharmakon, a pharmaceutical company in Indianapolis, Ind., did not recall a painkiller after knowing it was much stronger than its label suggested. This decision led three newborns to fall ill. "This case is about the defendant's' disregard for the wellbeing of patients including the most vulnerable among us, newborn infants in a neonatal unit" (Star, 2017, n.p.), said U.S. Attorney, Josh Minkler during a news conference. Minkler also added that...