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Wrong Diagnosis Results In Girl’s Death

by Medindia Content Team on  January 26, 2006 at 1:39 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Wrong Diagnosis Results In Girl’s Death
Courtney Guy, an eight-year-old girl suffering from meningitis is reported to have died after a general practitioner had wrongly diagnosed her condition as an upset tummy. The girl had displayed obvious symptoms of meningitis like a sore neck. She was taken to a hospital after a few hours when her condition deteriorated. Even at the hospital the case was not treated as an emergency, in spite of the girl developing rashes. The treatment given to the girl was delayed by 10 hours.

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By the time meningitis was diagnosed, it was already too late, and she died the very next day. An independent inquiry is being called for by the parents of the girl into the incident. The parents of the child claim that the doctors treating her were careless, and diagnosed her condition wrongly. Early diagnosis of meningitis could have saved the girl's life, the parents contend.
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I believe it is the doctors fault of the girls death because they could of ran a bunch of tests and found out what it was, because if it was her appendix she could of died too, if they didnt make a change and fast but taking it out.
guest Tuesday, February 28, 2006
this article is about an 8 year old girl who went to the hospital because of a severe stomache ache but in the long run it ended up being meningitis and she died the following day because the doctors diagnosed her too late. even with the rashes that little girl had the doctors never thaught of it.I believe it is the doctors fault of the girls death because they could of ran a bunch of tests and found out what it was, because if it was her appendix she could of died too, if they didnt make a change and fast but taking it out. the article states "the doctors wer careless" but in my theory if the docotors care n show that they care then maybe the little girl may would of lived. if i was the parent of the young 8 year old girl i would of thought the same way, its the doctors fault but if your were in the parents situation would you of blamed it all on the doctors at the hospital for the deat of your young child?
guest Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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