$1.12 Million Jury Verdict for the Wrongful Death Caused by the Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

Mary Stevenson was 55 years old when she was taken to the hospital suffering from a severe headache and shortness of breath. At the hospital, she was diagnosed as having hypertension; a doctor prescribed blood pressure medication. She also underwent blood work before being discharged to her home. Within hours of her discharge, she began to experience seizures and vomiting. She was rushed to another hospital where she was diagnosed as having bacterial meningitis. She lost consciousness and died just two weeks later. She is survived by her two adult children. One of Stevenson’s daughters, individually and on behalf of her estate, sued two doctors who treated her at the first hospital maintaining that they chose not to diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis. The Stevenson family charged that the doctors should have ordered a spinal tap and should have kept her hospitalized until her blood test results were available. As it turns out, after her discharge the blood test…

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