A Spanaway family is grieving after the apparent wrongful death of their two-year-old son, who was pronounced dead days after a fall from a window.
According to news reports, two-year-old Bryan Salinas of Spanaway was at home days before his third birthday when he pushed through the screen of a window at his family’s home on June 30. He sustained head injuries in the five-foot fall to the grass outside of the window, and his father found him crying and vomiting soon after.
Bryan’s father, Marco Salinas, immediately took the boy to the emergency room at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma for evaluation. According to the father, Bryan continued vomiting at the hospital but was given a clean bill of health from the attending doctor.
The next morning, however, Salinas found his son unconscious with purple lips and no sign of breathing. Bryan was taken back to Mary Bridge, but doctors found that there was no brain activity and Bryan was pronounced brain dead.
“To just send him home like that without doing X-rays, CAT scans or anything to tell, you can’t say that he’s OK if you’re just touching and feeling him,” says Synovia Itson, a family friend. “He fell out of a window. He’s 3 years old. He’s fragile.”
Our most sincere condolences go out to the Salinas family for the wrongful death loss of their son. Nothing is more tragic to family and loved ones than the death of a young child.
If you or someone you know has had a child injured due to the negligence of a hospital or other healthcare provider, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills. Contact the Davis Law Group today to schedule a free meeting about your injuries with an attorney.