Milwaukee boy, 9, dies after having tonsils removed

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MILWAUKEE — 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.

The parents called 911, and the boy was brought to Children’s Hospital. He was pronounced brain dead days later.

Solomon’s parents had his organs donated and an autopsy was conducted to determine what caused the boy’s sudden death.

A sample of the Oxycodone was also sent to a third party for testing.

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