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Parents sue hospitals, ambulance company over baby

DECEMBER 2, 2016 - WILKES-BARRE — The family of an 11-month-old boy who died of septic shock caused by an intestinal problem has filed suit against a litany of providers, including Commonwealth Health, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Trans-Med Ambulance, Inc.

The parents of Gunner John Carl Harowicz Hayes allege in the complaint that he died Sept. 2, 2015, after medical professionals failed to diagnose a condition where part of the intestine telescopes into itself in a timely manner.

“Gunner’s injuries, suffering and death were preventable had the defendants ordered and/or performed an abdominal ultrasound in a timely manner,” says the suit, filed this month by attorneys from the Kingston-based law firm Hourigan Kluger & Quinn.

Attorneys for Commonwealth Health and Geisinger have filed notice they intend to fight the allegations and take the case to trial. A spokesman for Trans-Med said he was not aware of the lawsuit and could not immediately comment.

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