Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Baby Denied Access to Heart Transplant List Due To Disability

[From article]
Maverick was taken by ambulance from New York to Boston where he was prepared for surgery.
His medications were changed and his weight increased. Maverick's condition improved and amazingly on June 7, doctors called in Autumn and Charlie and told them that their son would not be getting a transplant.
This time however, it wasn't because of his medical prognosis it was because he didn't need one anymore.
'I felt like the weight of the world had been taken off my shoulders,' she said.
'The difference between Boston and all the other hospitals is the way they cared -- the fact that they cared,' she said.


Parents' outrage as they claim doctors denied their baby son a life-saving heart transplant operation 'because he is disabled'
Maverick Higgs was born in September 2012 with a heart defect
Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital worked to place him on the transplant list
Two days after he was, doctors removed him citing a previously undiagnosed genetic condition
They told mom and dad Autumn and Charlie to take him home to die
Undeterred, they carried on researching his condition and got him transferred to Boston Children's Hosptial
Daily Mail (UK)
PUBLISHED: 13:27 EST, 30 November 2013 | UPDATED: 14:19 EST, 30 November 2013

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