This case takes place in Delaware and involves a 13-year-old female with no significant past medical history. She presented to her pediatricians office with complaints of severe abdominal pain and discomfort. She was seen by a Nurse Practitioner who prescribed an adult-strength laxative, prior to ruling out appendicitis. The patient returned home and administered the laxative. Several hours later, the patient’s appendix ruptured and she was taken to the hospital. A life-threatening incident, this condition required immediate surgery to remove the appendix and clean her abdominal cavity. In addition to the immediate and acute danger, she has suffered from a host of complications as a result of the ruptured appendix.