Woman Suffering from Bacterial Meningitis Sues New Hampshire Hospital
Side note: A New Hampshire woman is suing St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, and two doctors, for 5 million dollars. The medical malpractice lawsuit claims that the doctors failed to properly diagnose her bacterial meningitis leading to her permanent disability. Jane Revells, the plaintiff was a healthy, normal woman who worked as a kitchen designer when she visited the emergency room at St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 10, 2008 complaining of nausea, vomiting, head-ache and fever. She was diagnosed and treated for an ear infection and sent on her way. Over the next few weeks her condition worsened and the doctors at St. Joseph continued to misdiagnose her illness. Five days later Revells returned to the hospital and a CT scan reveled that she was suffering from bacterial meningitis; by that time the damage had already been done. Due to the infection she suffered from several strokes that have left her permanently disabled leading to the medical malpractice lawsuit.
By ANDREW WOLFE
Jane Revells, formerly of Milford and now of Jakin, Ga., filed suit Tuesday in U.S. District Court against the hospital and Drs. Peter Row and Eric Hoffman.
The hospital has yet to respond to the suit, and no one there could be reached for comment.