Lincoln hospital sued after Kansas girl dies of viral meningitis

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The parents of a 13-year-old Kansas girl who died of viral meningitis are suing a Lincoln hospital, alleging that doctors there were negligent when they treated her in 2014.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports Terrisa and Scott Waters filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday in district court in Omaha. The lawsuit says their daughter, Brandi Waters, had complications during a surgery elsewhere to have a benign tumor near her pituitary gland removed. According to the lawsuit, those complications resulted in her being a quadriplegic.

Brandi was admitted to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in November 2014. The lawsuit says Brandi started hallucinating and became confused in December 2014, but doctors held off doing a procedure to look for signs of viral meningitis. She was treated with antiviral medications, but died later that month.

The hospital says it will investigate the allegations.

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