St. Petersburg Times, May 28, 2010
Pinellas County, FL's first confirmed H1N1 swine flu death case could be headed to court. The widow of Craig Klindt plans to sue Northside Hospital for medical malpractice, claiming the hospital failed to adequately evaluate him when an ambulance brought him there July 25 with what his family says was a temperature of 105. Instead, the family claims, the hospital sent him home for bed rest without a medical evaluation. Klindt was diagnosed with H1N1 almost two weeks later, and died on Aug. 8. He was 36.
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