BACTERIAL MENINGITIS EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Delayed Meningitis Diagnosis Leaves Patient Ventilator-Dependent BACTERIAL MENINGITIS Expert Case

…  three days later and was immediately diagnosed with meningitis. This resulted in a prolonged and complicated ICU course for the …  to opine on the causality between a delay in treating meningitis and a patient’s difficult clinical …

Physician Assistant Fails to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Child BACTERIAL MENINGITIS Expert Case

This case involves a young girl who began complaining of a sore throat. The next day, she reportedly slept most of the day, and exhibited a fever, which became progressively worse on the next day. She was brought to her pediatricians office where she was …

Newborn is Killed by Untreated Infection BACTERIAL MENINGITIS Expert Case

Newborn is Killed by Untreated Infection

…  after birth. The mother was known to have a pre-existing bacterial infection that could endanger her child, however prenatal records do …  The infant was admitted into the ICU due to bacterial meningitis, where he later died. It is alleged that antibiotic therapy could …

Delayed Treatment of Meningitis Proves Fatal BACTERIAL MENINGITIS Expert Case

Delayed Treatment of Meningitis Proves Fatal

…  fluid – the sample later tested positive for a bacterial infection. She was immediately given Avelox and was transferred …

Missed Diagnosis of Meningitis Leads to Patient’s Death BACTERIAL MENINGITIS Expert Case

Missed Diagnosis of Meningitis Leads to Patient’s Death

This case involves a forty-one-year-old female who presented to the emergency room at the request of her primary care physician for severe persistent headaches. CT head reports were normal and a lumbar puncture was also negative, however initial blood w …