9-year-old Wisconsin boy dies after having tonsils removed

February 17, 2016 12:15 PM

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9-year-old Wisconsin boy dies after having tonsils removed

A 9-year-old Milwaukee boy has died after undergoing a surgery to have his tonsils removed. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says Solomon Womack was pronounced dead on Friday.

The child had a tonsillectomy on Feb. 9 at an outpatient surgical center and was given a dose of Oxycodone, then sent home. Later that evening, Solomon's parents gave him another prescription dose of Oxycodone and noticed about an hour later that he was having trouble breathing.

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