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"
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.
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