10 April 2008
Girl who suffered from meningitis to claim for clinical negligence
Lawyers have launched a legal battle for compensation on behalf of a girl who contracted meningitis as a baby.
Chloe May Langdon has suffered delayed walking, extensive scarring and bone destruction around her knees, and has legs of different lengths as a result of disease, the Express & Echo reports.
She was taken at the age of 11 months to her GP, Dr David Lawrence Williams, who diagnosed her with an upper respiratory tract infection and advised her grandmother to take her home and give her painkillers.
A few hours later, she fell dangerously ill and had to be transferred to hospital.
Chloe's legal team accuse the doctor of negligence for failing to spot the symptoms of the condition and say he should have sent her to hospital immediately.
Dr Williams denies all liability in the case.
Meningitis is a serious condition and can cause death in babies and young children in a matter of hours if it is not treated.
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