Patient Stories, Respiratory Compromise

Would monitoring have saved Justin Micalizzi?

by Michael Wong

As recounted in the article, “A Family’s Search for Truth”:

On January 15, 2001, Justin Micalizzi, a healthy 11-year-old boy, was taken into surgery to incise and drain a swollen ankle. He was dead by 7:55 a.m. the next day, leaving behind two grieving and bewildered parents who desperately wanted to know why their son had died …

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