Claim filed against county over boys E coli death

first_imgThe parents of 4-year-old Ronan Wilson, the Hazel Dell boy who died last year from complications of E. coli, have filed a claim against Clark County Public Health.The county received the claim filed by the boy’s parents, Anthony and Bonnie Wilson, on June 8. The Wilsons claim negligent failures by the county health department were causes of Ronan’s death. The financial damages are listed in the claim as “undetermined, pending further investigation and discovery.”Ronan died April 8, 2010, after contracting E. coli at the in-home day care, Fletch Family Daycare, he attended in Hazel Dell. He was hospitalized for one week before he died. County officials have asked the family for 60 days to review the case before responding to the claim, which is the first step in pursuing a case against a public agency, said Mark Wilsdon, Clark County risk manager. After an internal analysis, the county will either accept or deny liability, he said.The family can then ask to compromise with the county, drop the claim or file a lawsuit, Wilsdon said.Anthony and Bonnie Wilson claim the county health department was negligent and didn’t “reasonably alert the medical community, the general public or the public schools of the E. coli outbreak in a timely manner.”last_img