Christa's Story, Shared by ABC News, and Her Father
Christa Hearburg Purpura received too much of a heart drug that never should have been given to her in the first place. Her medical records were later falsified to cover up what happened. The AHCA refused to look at the evidence. Jerry Purpura, the victim's father, is unable to get a lawyer because of laws like the Florida Free Kill. Christa's life was not considered of value enough for someone to be held accountable for. She was not provided equal protection under the law. ABC News did a full investigative reporting showing the evidence.
Jerry Purpura, her father, testifies below. Years later he is still emotional about the loss of his daughter. When your child is taken at the hands of gross negligence errors, the pain does not go away.