For most new parents of little boys, the circumcision process is a simple (if slightly nerve-wracking) experience. However, for the Keefe family of Pierre, South Dakota, this typically simple procedure turned tragic. After six-week-old Eric Keefe was circumcised at a hospital on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, where the family lives, everything seemed to be fine. However, after the infant was discharged, he suffered massive blood loss, ultimately dying the next day. The wrongful death lawsuit filed in the case claims that the Indian Health Service Hospital failed to provide the parents with proper discharge instructions and medication. The Keefe family is seeking $2 million in the case.
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