A doctor who misdiagnosed a baby suffering from meningitis broke down in tears as he denied lying about seeking a second opinion about her illness. Dr Halenahalli Vijayakumar gave evidence at the inquest into the death of seven-year-old Kate Pierce, who died seven years after suffering brain damage due to meningitis. The doctor, who broke down in tears during parts of his evidence, said he did not remember the case but would never have lied about seeking the advice of a senior staff member.
An out-of-hours GP said she should probably have considered meningitis when she examined a girl who later died from complications of the disease. On the second day of the inquest into the death of seven-year-old Kate Louise Pierce, the doctor that first examined the little girl when she was nine-months-old said the disease “was not on the radar”. Kate, from Rossett, was later misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain injuries, requiring round the clock care for the rest of her life.
The heartbroken dad of a little girl who died after being misdiagnosed was left “puzzled” when a doctor said she was suffering from tonsillitis. Mark Pierce, a superintendent with North Wales Police, told an inquest in Abergele into the death of his daughter Kate that he was not convinced by that diagnosis, given by a doctor in 2006 when she was nine-months-old. Kate, from Rossett, had in fact contracted meningitis and died aged seven as a result of the severe brain injuries she had suffered.
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