Mom vows to fight for justice after daughter (7) dies
Christa Tewitz has described to EWN how she had to fight with surgeons to help her cancer-stricken daughter.
JOHANNESBURG - A Germiston mother has described to Eyewitness News how she had to fight with surgeons at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital to help her daughter and will take legal action after the seven-year-old passed away.
AnnaMarie Tewitz died on Saturday.
The cancer patient was in remission after suffering from a brain tumour but was readmitted to hospital after Christmas.
Christa Tewitz says it was a fight with surgeons from the very beginning.
Now she says she's seeking legal action over her daughter's death and medical bills of over R150,000.
"She was cancer-free. She was a cancer survivor. She went through radiation, she went through [chemotherapy] and she survived. These are doctors who don't have a clue what they're doing and they are killing people. I hold them responsible because they have killed my child."
Tewitz says AnnaMarie was starved for three days before undergoing surgery and this caused her critical condition to deteriorate.
She says the surgeons would not see her daughter until the young girl stopped breathing and she laid complaints.
The hospital's neurosurgery head says he regrets the child's death but has denied allegations of negligence.