$7.6 Million Settlement for Misdiagnosed Bacterial Meningitis

October 20th, 2011 by Wapner Newman

Medical malpractice lawyer in Allentown, Steven Wigrizer, a partner with Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher, settled a medical malpractice case for $7.6 million. The case concerned a normal child who was presented to the hospital neurologically intact. Although the child’s signs and symptoms upon his arrival at the hospital suggested bacterial meningitis, hospital personnel failed to perform the appropriate tests. Had the proper tests and treatment been carried out and the appropriate diagnosis made, the child’s bacterial meningitis could have been effectively treated, preventing catastrophic injuries. As a result of the failure to diagnose, the child now suffers severe neurological injuries.