The Lecce prosecutor ordered an autopsy to ascertain the causes of the death of the 14-year-old from Ruffano (Lecce), which took place on 13 September last, in the intensive care unit of the pediatric hospital in Bari, just over a month after administration of the second dose of anti-Covid vaccine in a hub in the province of Lecce. The girl had ended up in a coma for 26 days, 48 hours after the administration, which took place on 17 August.
Lecce, 14 years old, dies in hospital after a month in a coma: open investigation
September 14, 2021
Three suspects in view of the assignment of the post-mortem examination scheduled for October 27 at the Policlinico di Bari. They are the doctor who administered the dose of vaccine and the two who subjected the 14-year-old to investigations in the Tricase hospital. (Lecce), following the first illnesses. The crime hypothesis is manslaughter in the health sector.
The assignment will be given to a coroner, an anesthetist and an infectious disease specialist. “I believe that the autopsy exam will clarify the matter”, the lawyer Pasquale Scorrano of the Lecce forum told LaPresse, who filed a complaint with the prosecutor on behalf of the 14-year-old’s parents, of Moroccan origin, but who have been living in Italy for years. “Parents are waiting for answers,” he concludes.
According to what is highlighted in the statement, the 14-year-old was given the first dose of Pfizer vaccine on July 22 and the second dose on August 17 in Casarano (Lecce). Immediately after the second dose, the girl became unwell and took a Tachipirina, but on August 18 she started complaining of severe eye pain and swelling of her right eyelid. Her parents took her to the medical guard and hospitalization was suggested here, which took place on the following 19 August, in Tricase (Lecce).
According to the lawyer, the 14-year-old was subjected to CT scan and a form of tumor in the occipital part was found, for this an investigation was requested, but the girl entered an irreversible coma and on 20 August was transferred to the hospital. ‘pediatric hospital in Bari where doctors diagnosed a form of meningitis.