Autopsy: Toddler Died from Swallowing Battery

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Clark County Coroner's Office says a toddler died earlier this month after he swallowed a small battery.

The coroner's office says 1-year-old Julian Wilson died of internal bleeding and had a collapsed lung, stomach irritation and cuts to his esophagus.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports paramedics were called to the boy's house on Oct. 18 when he began vomiting blood.

The boy's grandmother Elena Derbyshire says the family didn't know he had swallowed a battery and doctors couldn't identify it on an X-ray.

Derbyshire says the item wasn't identified as a battery until the autopsy was performed.

The coroner has ruled the boy's death was accidental but police and the county Department of Family Services are investigating the incident.

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