Medic misdiagnoses meningitis; patient dies

The patient waited almost six hours for an ambulance and was initially told by a paramedic that he had "man flu"


BBC News

BRISTOL, England — A paramedic missed an opportunity to deliver vital care that could have saved a Bristol meningitis victim's life, a coroner has said.

Mthuthuzeli Mpongwana waited for almost six hours for an ambulance but was initially told by a paramedic he had "man flu". He died two days later.

Senior coroner for Avon, Maria Voisin, ruled there were "failings" in his care and reached a narrative conclusion.

Read full story: Paramedic 'failed' meningitis victim inquest hears

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