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Intravenous news: WVrecord.com report that “A Fayette County woman says a nurse’s fumbling with an intravenous needle caused her daughter’s death.

The complaint says that Amber, who was 6 years old, was brought to CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital for suspected meningitis on Sept. 21, 2007. Physicians advised Amber’s parents that the girl should not become excited or agitated, as it might hamper her recovery.

During the evening of Sept. 22 and early morning of Sept. 23, a nurse at CAMC attempted to put an IV needle into Amber 11 times, the complaint says. The complaint says Amber’s parents gave “strenuous protest” while this was going on”.

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