Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bacterial Meningitis Misdiagnosis Lawsuit

A pretty 17 year old senior who was found dead by her mother in her home may have succumbed to bacterial meningitis. The mother called 9-1-1 but her daughter was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The mother told authorities that her daughter recently was treated for laryngitis.

One has to wonder if this was a misdiagnosis and grounds for medical malpractice?

The school district asked the parents not to panic or speculate as to what happened.

Fat chance.

1 comment:

Trevor Hammack said...

Meningitis epidemic strikes

More than 200 people have died of meningitis in the past week alone in Niger and Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.

The disease is an epidemic in 76 areas of the two countries, the health agency reported Wednesday.

A spokesman for W.H.O. in Nigeria, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, said Saturday that the outbreak is bigger than usual and stretches across the African meningitis belt from east- to west-sub-Saharan Africa.

I have posted the latest news about the situation at the Worldview blog