After a little girl dies of strep throat, Cerretta and Logan investigate the reasons why and leads them the parents, who belong to a religion where modern medicine is forbidden by it's doctrine. Stone and Robinette look for a way to prosecute them as they protect themselves with their Constitional rights of religious choice. Written by
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Based on the Alex Dale Morris case. Morris was 4-years-old in February 1989 when he began complaining of fever and congestion. The child was anointed with holy oil and the members of the Church's congregation prayed for Alex for 46 days. Even though a police officer, acting on an anonymous tip, had stopped by the check on the boy, everyone kept insisting he was fine. Alex died on April 15, 1989, of a lung infection that could have been easily cured by antibiotics. See more
In the hospital this child went into cardiac arrest; complete cardiac standstill with the monitor showing no signs of cardiac activity. The resident still chose to attempt cardioversion of the stilled heart. Cardioversion with complete cardiac standstill is never done. There must be some activity either atrial or ventricular but absent either, it is futile to attempt. See more