Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Doctors Misdiagnose Fatal Meningitis Symptoms

A toddler died of meningitis after doctors failed to properly diagnose a temperature and rash as meningitis and instead erroneously diagnosed an ear infection.

The toddler was sent home from the hospital and within hours she developed bruise-like rashes in her eyes and on her head that did not vanish under a glass – a classic meningitis symptom.

By the time she she was rushed back to the hospital she was covered in black bruises and her body had swelled. She died of meningitis and septicaemia just four hours after being transferred to another hospital.

Her parents are suing the hospital for medical malpractice and meningitis misdiagnosis.

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