Recently, an Italian family flew to the United States in hopes that they could receive treatment for their young son, Francesco. Their hometown raised over $100,000 to send Francesco and his family overseas to receive treatment for cerebral palsy, a birth injury that has prevented him from walking and talking properly.
Francesco traveled to South Florida so that he can receive hyperbaric oxygen therapy. During the session, Francesco’s grandmother lay in the hyperbaric chamber holding him so that he would feel safe. While they were in the chamber, there was an explosion and flash fire that burned both Francesco and his grandmother. Francesco suffered severe burn injuries over 90% of his body, and his grandmother died in the accident.
Doctors are currently uncertain whether Francesco will survive the accident. He is still in critical condition.
This is the first time there has been a fatal hyperbaric chamber explosion in the United States. Investigators are looking into the cause of the accident.
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