Thursday, October 29, 2009

Wilson's parents sue hospitals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The parents of a western Pennsylvania high school football player who died after sustaining massive head injuries during practice are suing two hospitals for malpractice.

Seventeen-year-old Kyle Wilson, a running back for Central Catholic in Pittsburgh, died a year ago at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He had been in the hospital for several days after collapsing while watching a game the day after his injuries.

The suit, filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, claims Childrens' and West Penn Allegheny Health System doctors failed to recognize and treat his head injuries despite symptoms including repeated vomiting and decreased consciousness.

Children's didn't immediately comment and West Penn declined comment.

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