Name: Tristan Neiland.
Died: January 4, 2013.
Age at death: 6.
Cause of death: Medical neglect (Oxygen monitoring equipment not used).
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Tristan’s parents describe him as healthy, happy boy who liked to run and play with his siblings.
Tristan had multiple disabilities, including epilepsy. He needed an oxygen monitor while he slept, and he was supposed to be checked on every fifteen minutes to make sure that he hadn’t kicked off the oxygen monitor.
Tristan died while he was in respite care. He was supposed to stay for the weekend, and his mother had given the center his oxygen monitor to attach to his big toe. But the respite center staff didn’t use the oxygen monitor, and so when Tristan had a seizure and stopped breathing, no one was there to help.
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