Misdiagnosis of Meningitis

Failure to Diagnose and Treat Meningitis

Meningitis is an infection that can result in serious injury or death in a very short period of time if it is not properly diagnosed and treated. While warning signs can be difficult to detect, doctors who are diligent may often discover warning signs of meningitis.

Since the risk of meningitis increases in teens and young adults, doctors should be on alert when treating people in these age groups. If doctors fail to take appropriate precautions, their patients could contract meningitis and suffer a serious or fatal injury.

Contact an Attorney If You Have Doubts

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of meningitis and you feel that the doctor, nurse or hospital may not have acted quickly enough to diagnose and treat a condition, contact an attorney to learn more about your rights. To contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney in the Phoenix area, contact Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart. We have a proven record of results in complex medical malpractice claims.

Over $140 Million Recovered in the Last Decade Alone: This total includes $1.2 million from a hospital and doctors for the death of a baby due to undiagnosed and mistreated bacterial meningitis. Our results speak for themselves.

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A doctor’s failure to timely diagnose and treat meningitis can result in serious injuries to his or her patient. Meningitis can result in brain damage, loss of limb, psychological damage and even death.

Examples of medical negligence that may prevent the diagnosis of meningitis include a failure to perform a necessary spinal tap and failure to recognize early warning signs. Since meningitis can cause permanent injury in a short period of time, it is critical for doctor’s to take fast and aggressive steps to diagnose and treat meningitis properly.

If you or a loved one has suffered injury from meningitis because a medical professional misdiagnosed or failed to take appropriate steps to treat the condition, you have a right to seek financial compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills and other damages. Our attorneys have decades of litigation experience and can vigorously protect your right to receive full compensation for your injuries.

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