COVID-19 Update: Tozers is providing our usual client services while maintaining the safety of our clients and colleagues. Full update here

Complete the form below to ask us a question or make an enquiry. We’ll get back to you via phone or email as soon as possible.

Insights

Young Girl ‘Died of Meningitis’ Just Hours After She Was Sent Home From Hospital

Posted on 07th September 2017 in Medical Negligence

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor
Young Girl ‘Died of Meningitis’ Just Hours After She Was Sent Home From Hospital

Girl, four, ‘died of meningitis’ just hours after she was sent home from the hospital.

Tozers’ partner Stuart Bramley writes –

“If the facts in this article are correct it is breathtaking that a child with agitation, vomiting, floppiness and a temperature of 104 could be sent home from hospital. Any clinician treating Grace who was aware of these should have suspected and checked for meningitis immediately. I do hope next week’s inquest gives the Foster family all the answers they need – I have acted for too many bereaved relatives in Coroners’ Courts where the real issues have been evaded by NHS witnesses, although in fairness there have been a great many examples where staff have been commendably frank and open about possible failings, and I hope that is what will happen here.

Regardless of the inquest findings, however, it is always tragic when meningitis claims yet another young victim. The family’s solicitor is quite right that ideally, this story should raise awareness of the condition and its symptoms so that what happened to Grace is less likely to recur”.

If you need any advice regarding a matter similar to this, then please do not hesitate to contact our experienced team of medical negligence solicitors.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6138893/Girl-four-died-meningitis-just-hours-sent-home-hospital.html

Company & Industry

Related Insights

Insights

Refreshing read: The cost of clinical negligence claims that doesn’t seek to blame the lawyers

Posted on 18th September 2020 in Medical Negligence

The figures set out in this Daily Mail article are far from refreshing, however – every reader who supports our Health Service will be alarmed to see the amounts paid out in claims.

Posted by

Stuart Bramley

Partner and Solicitor
Insights

The desperate shortage of affordable housing in England

Posted on 16th September 2020 in Affordable Housing

This BBC News article brings acutely into focus the desperate shortage of affordable housing in England. In particular affordable rented properties.

Posted by

Stephen Burtchaell

Partner and Solicitor