This case involves a 15-year-old female who went to the local emergency room in Oregon with complaints of abdominal pain. Blood work was ordered which indicated a high white blood cell count. Radiology tests were not ordered and the patient was discharged with a misdiagnosis of the flu. The patient then went to her family physician the following day, where once again, a misdiagnosis of flu was made. Finally, several days later, the patient visited another doctor who identified a ruptured appendix. The patient was rushed to the hospital where an emergency appendectomy was finally performed. She suffered from numerous complications resulting from the ruptured appendix, including infertility, as a result of the delayed surgical intervention.