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Hershey Medical Center child death to be reviewed by Dauphin County DA

Written by Daniel Walmer/The Lebanon Daily News | Aug 29, 2017 7:52 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico is reviewing the death of a child at Penn State Hershey Medical Center that first came to light last week.

According to a Pennsylvania Department of Health inspection report, the boy had a very low temperature and was placed in a heated blanket called a Bair Hugger. No temperatures were documented between Midnight and 10 a.m., when a physician discovered the boy with no vital signs and a temperature of 107.6 F.

Marsico told PennLive that his office will "review the circumstances" of the case, but didn't call it a full-blown investigation.

His office only became aware of the situation after it was reported last week, he said.

*As a note of disclosure Penn State Hershey Health is a financial supporter of WITF's Transforming Health Project*

This article is part of a content-sharing partnership between WITF and the Lebanon Daily News.

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