Beebe Medical Center Reaches Settlement in Teen's Death - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Beebe Medical Center Reaches Settlement in Teen's Death

Posted:
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

LEWES, Del.- Beebe Medical Center has reached a settlement in a lawsuit involving the death of a Sussex County teenager.     

In May 2011,  14-year-old Christina Atkins, of Milton, died following an incident where her family says she had a medical emergency while trapped inside a locked bathroom at the Lewes hospital.

According to court records, staff at Beebe had trouble finding a key for the bathroom and by the time they did, it was too late. Christina died a few days later.     

In a statement, the hospital said, "The parties have amicably resolved the case to everyone's mutual satisfaction." Terms of the settlement were not released.     

Beebe also said that immediately after the incident changes were made to ensure immediate access to locked bathrooms in the event of an emergency at the hospital.

 

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Taxi Driver Charged with Raping Victim Inside Cab in Sussex County

    Taxi Driver Charged with Raping Victim Inside Cab in Sussex County

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:01:46 GMT
    Khalid Chablaoui, Courtesy Delaware State PoliceKhalid Chablaoui, Courtesy Delaware State Police
    Delaware State Police have arrested and charged a New Castle County cab driver with the sexual assault of a 22-year-old female that occurred inside his taxi cab.More
    Delaware State Police have arrested and charged a New Castle County cab driver with the sexual assault of a 22-year-old female that occurred inside his taxi cab.More
  • Final Weekend of Sharptown Fireman's Carnival

    Final Weekend of Sharptown Fireman's Carnival

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:46:10 GMT
    SHARPTOWN, MD - If you haven't had the chance to get to the Sharptown Fireman's Carnival this summer, time is running out. The 88th annual edition of the event comes to an end Saturday August 23.The carnival still offers plenty of rides, games, food and family fun. Event organizers also say you still have a chance to win $15,000 cash giveaway.The carnival opens at 7pm.More
    SHARPTOWN, MD - If you haven't had the chance to get to the Sharptown Fireman's Carnival this summer, time is running out. The 88th annual edition of the event comes to an end Saturday August 23.The carnival still offers plenty of rides, games, food and family fun. Event organizers also say you still have a chance to win $15,000 cash giveaway.The carnival opens at 7pm.More
  • Police Arrest Md. Man on Plane After Cellphone Dispute

    Police Arrest Md. Man on Plane After Cellphone Dispute

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:26:10 GMT
    Photo Courtesty MGNPhoto Courtesty MGN
    Cleveland police say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff was jailed pending disorderly conduct charges.More
    Cleveland police say a Maryland traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff was jailed pending disorderly conduct charges.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service