January 20th, 2012

Ohio parents plead guilty in son’s cancer death

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 The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died of cancer in 2008 have pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter in his death….The parents never sought a diagnosis for their son, William, who was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, CNN affiliate WJW reported…"They thought the kid had swollen glands," John Luskin, Hussing's Cleveland-based attorney, told CNN on Tuesday…Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. What causes it is not clear, though symptoms can include painless swelling of lymph nodes, persistent fatigue, fever and itching, according to the Mayo Clinic.

CNN, 1/10/2012

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