In the spring of 2017, Manuel Trübenbach from Olbernhau brought his son Jeremy to the district hospital in Freiberg because the boy was complaining of a severe sore throat. “It started like a normal infection – with a cough, a runny nose, and he had a high fever,” Jeremy’s mother, Sandra Trübenbach, told RTL.de. Although glandular fever was diagnosed, it was not treated. Seven days later the little boy was dead.
Now the parents are going to court. The doctors did not find “that the glands in the upper part of the boy’s neck are swollen like an egg,” says appraiser Matthias Thöns. “He couldn’t talk anymore, couldn’t breathe anymore.” According to Thöns, the doctors should have recognized that the seven-year-old had water in his lungs. “How you can overlook that, for days, that’s completely incomprehensible to me,” he is quoted as saying.
According to the report, another expert charged the accused doctors heavily in the trial at the Freiberg district court. The boy’s death could have been prevented. There were many ways Jeremy could have been treated differently, the expert said. Now the Freiberg district court has to clarify whether the doctors made a fatal error in treatment. The verdict is expected in January.
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