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Fennell v. Southern Maryland Hosp. Center, Inc
Cora Fennell, suffering severe headache, was taken by her husband to the emergency room. Doctors suspected intercranial bleed and performed a CT scan. Shortly thereafter she was admitted to the intensive care unit and died a day later. The CT scan results ruled out intercranial bleed, however, and were suggestive of an inflammatory process. An expert on behalf of the decedent determined she was suffering from bacterial meningitis and had a 40 percent chance of survival if she had received appropriate diagnosis and care. (An autopsy revealed Ms. Fennell had in fact suffered from meningitis.)
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