What was expected to be a routine sleep study has now become the center of attention in a possible homicide case against Emory Healthcare. A young man, Brandon Harris, suddenly collapsed and then passed away right in the middle of the study. It is being reported that Harris was suffering from a long list of medical disorders.
Harris’ parents have already filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Emory, the sleep study center where he was referred to by his physician to find out whether he was suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The normal process is having sensors hooked up to the patient’s body while a video camera records the entire procedure. Harris’ case, however, wasn’t so routine.
Family attorney Audrey Tolson explains that “Brandon was a 25-year-old mentally-handicapped man who went in for a routine sleep study and didn’t come out of that clinic.” The family is demanding an explanation as to why Brandon was even cleared for sleep study despite having a family history of several disorders, namely hypertension, diabetes, cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.