Investigation in Death of 8-Year-Old Organ Donor Heats Up

The Los Angeles Police Department is heavily investigating circumstances surrounding the death of an 8-year-old organ donor who went into cardiac arrest after drowning in a washing machine in his family’s home. Cole Hartman, the child in question, was immediately brought to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after his father found him in peril. From there, the story unfolds in a particularly tragic way.

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Was malpractice involved in Cole Hartman’s death?


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