Lincoln Hills nurses didn’t get teen at risk of dying to hospital for 3 days

IRMA – Nurses at Lincoln Hills School for Boys failed to detect for three days in 2016 that a 14-year-old inmate’s appendix was about to burst — putting him at risk of dying, records obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel show.

The inmate’s medical care at the state’s troubled juvenile prison was so poor that parents without a medical background would have gotten him to a hospital days earlier, the doctor who performed his emergency surgery told investigators.

Prison officials fired one nurse over the situation but didn’t discipline others, including a nurse who failed to contact a doctor about the boy even though he should have under Department of Corrections policies, the Journal Sentinel‘s Patrick Marley reported.

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