The death of a 16-year-old Oregon boy being treated by a faith healer could have easily been prevented according to a state medical examiner.
The 16-year-old member of a faith healing church died of uremic heart failure caused by a stricture in his urinary tract, according to autopsy results. The condition could have been treated with a catheter in a routine outpatient procedure. Instead, 16-year-old Neal Beagley's urinary tract became inflamed and closed off. He was unable to urinate, which made his bladder and kidneys stop functioning, the autopsy showed.