Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 3:47 pm
A 2-year-old girl passed away after she was wrongfully diagnosed with the swine flu in Norwich, England.
After the young girl fell seriously ill, her parents called the paramedics, who diagnosed her with swine flu. They gave her a prescription for Tamiflu, but unfortunately, the toddler’s condition continued to worsen. Her parents took her to a nearby hospital for further evaluation.
At the hospital, doctors discovered that she did not have swine flu at all but was actually suffering from meningitis. Physicians were unable to save her after they learned of the misdiagnosis, and she was pronounced dead at the hospital. An autopsy revealed that she passed away due to blood poisoning, which was a symptom of meningitis.
Our thoughts are with young girl’s family during this difficult time.
Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
Two years ago, a 69-year-old man living in New Zealand was told that his lung cancer had returned and spread to his heart. The doctors gave him a grim prognosis and told him that he would only live for a few more months before his body succumbed to the cancer.
Because of this, the man and his wife decided that they should spend the rest of their time together traveling to different destinations. In order to make this happen, the couple spent their life savings and sold their house. They traveled to Australia and Fiji and invested in a business that fell through.
They were certain that the man’s life insurance policy would allow his soon-to-be widow to pay for all of their lavish expenses once he passed away. Instead, the man’s health began improving, and the couple was shocked when they learned that a mistake at the hospital had been made. The man did not have terminal cancer, or cancer at all for that matter, and was dumbfounded when he learned that a sample mix-up at the laboratory was the cause for the wrong diagnosis.
Now, the couple is struggling with significant debt as a result of their travels together.
Please contact the wrong diagnosis lawyers of Levinson Axelrod, P.A., by calling 800-346-5529 if you or a loved one has suffered due to a misdiagnosis.