Alberta Mirror

Monday, October 3, 2022

The delayed diagnosis led to baby losing legs and hands; family claims $31.7M

Alberta

Key takeaways: 

  • Mom of Kamryn Bond, now 12, suing three Grande Prairie, Alta. Physicians.
  • Kamryn Bond was finally taken to the Stollery after being initially admitted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie. 
  • Bond’s family has undertaken a case against her physicians. 
  • The Stollery is not named in the suit.

Kamryn Bond’s hospital stayed when she was 11 months aged had life-altering cases. 

Currently, 12 years aged, Kamryn was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie on Feb. 19, 2011.

Only over five weeks later, her legs were amputated below the knees, with her right hand and three fingers on her left arm. She had been moved to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton by then.

Kamryn’s mom is rowing on her daughter’s behalf with a $31.7-million suit in the Edmonton Court of Queen’s Bench against the doctors. 

Justice Avril Inglis heard two weeks of testimony the previous month. The last defense witness vowed Wednesday. 

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Currently, 12 years aged, Kamryn was admitted to the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Grande Prairie on Feb. 19, 2011

The trial will sit for another eight days in September.

According to a report of claim filed in 2015, Kamryn’s mom, Dale Bond, brought her infant to the hospital in 2011 because she was suffering from shortness of breath, a dry cough, and fever.

Family doctor Dr. Mark Guhle, one of the doctors in the suit, took care of Kamryn while she stayed in the Grande Prairie hospital. 

Doctors initially, the baby had a viral infection after she tested positive for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and was treated accordingly. Antibiotics were not helpful then because doctors felt a virus, not bacteria, caused her illness. 

Two days after she was admitted to the hospital, medical logs showed Kamryn’s situation worsened. She was lethargic, and her fever spiked in the morning at 40.5 C.

Source – cbc.ca

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