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20 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How meningitis can be missed by GPs – a case example

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Meningitis can affect anyone, but is most prevalent in babies, children, and young people. It can be fast-acting and aggressive, so it is vital that the condition is treated promptly, even if it is only suspected. Here, Joachim Stanley talks us through a case where this didn’t happen.

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19 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How should babies with meningitis symptoms be treated? The issues shown in negligence cases

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Simon Elliman, head of our Medical Negligence team, looks at how negligence cases can inform us as to the issues which cause serious injury and even death when meningitis is not treated properly.

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17 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Meningitis – living with the injuries caused by the infection

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What is it like to live with the complications of meningitis infection? Specialist solicitor Lucy Norton takes a look at how the infection causes disability and what it’s like to live with.

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16 September 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

How does meningitis lead to limb loss, and can limb loss be prevented?

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Meningitis is generally caused by either a virus or bacteria (although fungi can cause meningitis in an individual with a compromised immune system). Viral meningitis is the most common form of meningitis and, luckily, rarely causes septicaemia and limb loss.

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25 July 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Can we beat meningitis by 2030? How Group B Strep Support is helping to make it so

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The World Health Organisation has formed a taskforce to embark on an ambitious campaign to defeat meningitis by 2030. The UK charity, Group B Strep Support are part of this taskforce, helping to fight the second highest killer of young children in the world.

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11 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Diagnosis of meningitis in children – why practitioners need to listen to parental concern

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A recent inquest in Norfolk heard the tragic events surrounding the death of a six year old boy, whose diagnosis of meningitis was significantly delayed. The pain for the parents on losing their child was made all the worse by the fact that their pleas to medics over concerns that he could have meningitis were not only unheard, but were openly disparaged.

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