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Loire-Atlantique: a woman files a complaint against a hospital after the death of her daughter who suffered from meningitis


The 6-month-old girl died after contracting a severe form of meningitis. His mother accuses the Saint-Nazaire hospital of not having

A Doliprane and an anti-emetic.

This is what a doctor at the Saint-Nazaire hospital advised Flavie, mother of a six-month-old baby girl, to calm her vomiting.

Nearly two weeks later, young Constance died of a severe form of meningitis.

Her mother believes that the establishment took too long to establish the diagnosis, taking her case lightly.

Flavie will file a complaint against the hospital for manslaughter according to several local media.

The first symptoms of this bacterial meningitis appeared at the end of October.

Constance, a six-month-old girl from Saint-André-des-Eaux, in Loire-Atlantique, has a fever of 38.5 and is violently vomiting.

“I had never seen that, even with my big one”, she supports with Ouest-France.

The mother therefore went to the Saint-Nazaire hospital where she was given a Doliprane and an anti-emetic.

The practitioner even tells Flavie that she can leave within two hours as Constance's situation remains stable.

Two months in a coma

The next morning, Constance still has the same fever and does not eat.

Under the advice of SOS Médecins, she once again went to the emergency room with a priority letter.

A caregiver even explains to the mother that the hospital staff had been told that the patient was coming back.

After a battery of examinations, the practitioners believe that the young girl is suffering from pneumococcal bacterial meningitis, one of the most serious forms of the disease.

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Constance must be transferred as quickly as possible to the Nantes University Hospital in the intensive care unit.

“We were told to give her a last kiss because when (we would see her again) she would be intubated and in a coma”, explains her mother still in Ouest-France.

After two weeks in a coma, without improvement and with the brain damaged, the baby ended up being disconnected at the request of his parents.

“His coma was caused by inflammation of his brain due to meningitis which was not treated in time.

If she had had her antibiotic treatment on Monday, October 31, (…) she might still be alive today”, denounces Flavie.

His death was officially recorded on November 29.

The mother, who ensures that her daughter was up to date with her vaccinations, should now file a complaint for manslaughter.

The hospital of Saint-Nazaire, contacted by did not wish to react.

Source: leparis

All tech articles on 2023-02-04

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