《 In May 2009, a tick bit Ryder Laurent while he was playing outside. Approximately two weeks later, he developed a fever and a rash on his face. Ryder’s mother, Story Laurent, took her son to Old Harding Pediatric Associates in Nashville on Wednesday, June 3, because of his symptoms.
The pediatrician, Dr. Chris Patton, noted the recent tick bite on Ryder’s chart, but advised Ms. Laurent that the bite had nothing do with her son’s illness, citing an ear infection as the cause.
The following morning, the rash had spread all over Ryder’s body. Ms. Laurent said that he had a high fever throughout the night, was experiencing episodes of disorientation and was patting his head like he had a headach..........》
The infection was Ehrlichiosis, well-known to be in ticks. ☹
The family were awarded $5 million in 2014.