Boy's Staph Death Triggers $25 million Lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) -- The mother of a boy in Brooklyn, New York who died of a drug-resistant staph infection says she doesn't want any other other child to go through what her son went through.

Aileen Rivera has put the city on notice that she plans to sue for 25 million dollars.

She says Kings County Hospital incorrectly diagnosed her son, sending 12-year-old Omar home with nothing but allergy medicine. He died two days later after his infection got worse and she took him to another hospital.

Kings County says it's looking into whether it could have done anything more to detect the deadly strain of staph.

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