On Feb. 7, 2015, the child began vomiting and complaining about severe headaches. After interviewing several witnesses, investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office learned that Stridiron decided not to take her daughter to the emergency room because she was worried about paying the insurance deductible, Nunez said. Instead, she planned to wait until a scheduled doctor’s appointment the following week.
This shows the sad state of healthcare in this country. The mother could not afford to pay the exhorbitant deductible that the emergency room would charge, and ends up being charged with manslaughter. The US Gov’t or the insurance companies should be the ones charged.
Source: Tampa mother charged with manslaughter after sick child dies | Tampa Bay Times