Steve Torline, Mike Kuckleman, and Ben Friesen filed suit against two different Wichita hospitals (Via Christi and Wesley Medical Center) and various individual employees for the catastrophic injuries sustained by six-year-old Dorian Morgan. In March 2017, Dorian suddenly fell severely ill at church. His family took him to both ERs, desperate for help. He tested positive for strep, but his health care providers ignored Dorian’s primary symptoms, which included headache, weakness, lack of balance, dizziness, slurred speech and vomiting. In less than 24 hours of Dorian’s first visit to the ER, he suffered a stroke that was brought on by sustained increased intracranial pressure from an undetected brain tumor. The stroke, which was easily preventable, has left Dorian permanently paralyzed and in need of intensive care for the rest of his life.
The Morgans now live in Colorado where Dorian has been receiving cancer treatments for his brain tumor. He completed chemotherapy last month and is now cancer-free, however is still in rehabilitation for the paralysis, neurological damage, and other physical injuries caused by the stroke.
Kelli and Kevin Morgan, Dorian’s parents, are seeking more than $75,000 in damages as well as punitive damages.
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