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Misdiagnosed meningococcal disease leads to death

A woman in New Zealand sought emergency hospital treatment after believing she had injured her neck at work. Extensive waiting time led her to seek help from a medical centre where neck strain was diagnosed. She was sent home but later died from meningococcal disease. The family claimed medical error at the Accident Compensation Corporation but failed. An appeal has acknowledged that there was an organizational error and the family may win the right to have the funeral costs paid for.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by New Zealand Herald

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About: Misdiagnosed meningococcal disease leads to death

Date: 15 November 2004

Source: New Zealand Herald


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