Attorneys for Failure to Timely Diagnose Meningitis – More Inside
Thousands of Americans contract meningitis every year, a potentially deadly disease that affects the meninges, or tissue that surrounds and protects the spine and the head. Meningitis can be caused either by a bacteria or virus, but the most serious type is bacterial as this can lead to sepsis and multi-organ failure. If not treated promptly, meningitis has the potential to cause seizures, epilepsy, damaged hearing, kidney damage and so many more complications. It is important to understand that viral meningitis, on the other hand, may not really resolve to medication, and bed rest and lots of fluid may help the disease run its course. Failure to diagnose meningitis can leave you with lasting health changes that never would have happened had the physician been diligent in their diagnosis and consequent treatment. If you or a loved one developed meningitis and had complications, you may be eligible for substantial financial compensation, and we’re here to help you along this important legal journey.
Are you looking for a failure to diagnose meningitis attorney? The best medical malpractice lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping thousands of victims just like you get the justice and compensation they deserve. Please call us NOW at (773) 322-1855 to learn more about your legal options. What’s more, is that we work on contingency fee basis, and what this means is that we don’t charge you a CENT when we take on your case, and work on it to successful completion, and only seek out our fees once we’ve recovered compensation on your behalf. If you believe that your physician should have done more to diagnose and treat your meningitis in a timely manner, please reach out to us at (773) 322-1855 to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney. Serving victims and survivors of misdiagnosed meningitis COUNTRYWIDE.
Meningitis refers to the inflammation of the meninges or membranes covering the spinal cord and brain. This is typically due to a bacteria or virus, but fungi and parasites have been shown to lead to meningitis as well. There are over 50 species of bacteria and a handful of viruses that cause meningitis, and some of them live in the nasal cavity or vaginal canal without causing any harm. However, if there is a breach in any inner tissue, bacteria or viruses can travel up to the meninges, thereby causing inflammation and a cascade of chemical reactions as the body’s immune system produces proteins to try to fight off the offending organism.
Some of the most common symptoms of meningitis include:
- Running a high fever
- Change of one’s mental status and function
- Severe headache
- Stiff neck
- Unusual fear of light sources
- Noise sensitivity
It is important that doctors start you up on a course of antibiotics once meningitis is confirmed or even suspected. This must be administered continuously and in an aggressive manner in order to clear the infection. In addition, the individual may need to be isolated depending on the causative organism in order to protect the hospital population and their loved ones.
Attorneys for Failure to Timely Diagnose Meningitis – Call Us NOW!
Failure to diagnose meningitis lawsuits can only be successful if you can prove that the misdiagnosis or late diagnosis led to actual harm or health complications. One can sue for various damages such as lost wages, loss of wage earning capacity, past and future medical care, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, legal fees and so much more. Want to get started with your meningitis malpractice lawsuit? Please contact us NOW at (773) 322-1855 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.