Hello, I’m Lillae. On 12/10/22, I took my 17-year-old son Kazmir T. to the ER due to a severe cough and chest pain. After initial tests, we insisted on an X-ray, revealing pneumonia in his left lung. He received antibiotics and was sent home. Within 12 hours, he started coughing up blood, so we returned the next morning. His pneumonia had worsened, leading to intubation. At the ICU, the doctor delivered devastating news of his critical condition. Despite their efforts, my son’s health declined further. Numerous visits from doctors followed, and eventually, they disclosed a (Medication Dosage Error). Instead of 0.2 of Epinephrine they gave him a whole 2 which is more than 10x’s the required dosage . Unfortunately, my son passed away on Jan 8, 2023, just shy of his 18th birthday and with many aspirations.
Since the tragedy, I have sought legal counsel, and after a painstaking 7-month search, I have finally found representation. However, I also found myself plunged into a deep depression, leading to falling behind on bills, rent, and car maintenance. The situation forced me to withdraw from school, causing academic setbacks. I’m determined to re-enroll for the upcoming fall semester, but I’m in the process of appealing for financial aid, which will take several weeks. I recently returned to part-time work, though it barely covers my basic needs. Balancing this, I am also caring for my 6-year-old daughter. I humbly ask for assistance to regain my footing while pursuing justice for my child. I’ve exhausted local agency options, and my goal is to resume my education, covering expenses like books, tuition, and living costs. Your generosity would mean the world to us. Thank you from the depths of my heart.