As the swine flu epidemic gripped the United States in the spring and early summer of 2009, many medical personnel made questionable diagnostic and treatment decisions when encountering patients bearing signs of the then largely unknown condition. Among the casualties of this confusing period were Washington state resident Kathryn Flyte and her unborn daughter.
In June 2009, Flyte, then six months pregnant, sought treatment for flulike symptoms at the Summit View Clinic. After several months of unsuccessful treatment, Flyte, who had been subsequently diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, lapsed into a coma and passed away. Although her daughter, Abbey, was delivered prematurely, she died several months later. Physicians cited a lack of oxygen during gestation as a probable cause of the infant’s death. Kenneth Flyte, the surviving husband and father, has filed a wrongful death suit against medical personnel at the clinic.
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