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Meningitis Case Studies


Pneumococcal Meningitis

C was 19 years of age when her family contacted the specialist team at Minton Morrill to investigate a claim for their daughter who was brain damaged following a delay in diagnosis and treatment of pneumococcal meningitis when she was less than one years of...

Delayed Diagnosis of Listeria Meningitis

F when he was less than 1 month of age became unwell with a fever. He was visited by three different doctors on three consecutive days and it was only when his father took him to the GP’s surgery that he was urgently admitted to hospital where a...

Failure to Diagnose Steptococcus Meningitis

Amie was born in 1987.  Following her birth and after her return home from hospital Amie was not feeding properly and concerns were raised by her mother to the midwife who attended her.   No appropriate action was taken. The following day...

Failure to Recognise Pneumococcal Meningitis

C was born in 2005.  His early development was entirely normal but at 10 months of age he developed a high temperature. He was seen in the A and E Department but discharged, the following day he was seen by the out of hours service but was not admitted...