Iowa Jury Returns $27M Verdict for Patient Whose Bacterial Meningitis Was Misdiagnosed as Flu

December 6, 2022 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​What's the news. An Iowa jury has returned a $27 million verdict against a medical clinic after a patient with bacterial meningitis was misdiagnosed with the flu, suffered strokes, and may have suffered permanent injuries, according to a November 22, 2022, article in ABC News. After becoming ill, the patient went to an Iowa clinic, where they reported he had dizziness, delusions, a headache, high fever, and a cough.

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