Meningitis is a very serious condition in which the brain and spinal cord membranes become inflamed. Mayo Clinic states that viral, bacterial, parasitic, or even fungal infections caused by medical negligence are often to blame.
Unfortunately, negligent health care providers may fail to diagnose meningitis, as it has the same initial symptoms as other medical conditions. The flu is one of the most common misdiagnoses given to meningitis patients. If left untreated, meningitis can cause severe injury, such as permanent brain damage, or even death.
If you or your child has suffered preventable injuries due to untreated and undiagnosed meningitis, Baltimore failure to diagnose meningitis lawyers at Brown & Barron will work hard to win you justice. We will utilize our over 137 years of combined legal experience to maximize your compensation. From pain and suffering to medical expenses, to the loss of quality of life, and more, we aim to recover every penny owed to you.
Get in touch with a meningitis lawyer serving Baltimore, (410) 698-1717 for a free case evaluation.
Doctors must diagnose and treat meningitis as early on as possible. Misdiagnosed and undiagnosed meningitis can quickly lead to a host of complications, such as:
- Brain damage
- Hearing loss
- Kidney failure
- Trouble walking
- Trouble remembering things
- Learning and cognitive disabilities
These complications can be avoided if meningitis is diagnosed and treated in time. A strong recovery is more than possible.
Why Doctors Fail to Diagnose Meningitis
The short answer is medical malpractice often is the cause of meningitis going overlooked. This will look different for every case, but most often, a doctor’s failure to diagnose meningitis can be traced back to:
- Ignoring and minimizing a patient’s symptoms
- Staff shortages, especially of properly trained staff
- Violating quarantine protocol for viral or bacterial meningitis
- Mistaking symptoms of meningitis for those of other illnesses
- Violating basic patient safety protocol, such as by using unsterilized medical equipment or not washing one’s hands
- Failing to consider a patient’s risk factors, such as skipped/missed vaccinations or immunocompromised status
Other medical mistakes could cause a doctor to fail to diagnose meningitis. Suppose a medical professional (doctor, a nurse, or another health care provider) failed to diagnose meningitis in you or your child. In that case, you could reach out to us for a case evaluation.
No Upfront Legal Fees for Help with Your Medical Malpractice Case
Please do not be intimidated about legal fees if you or your loved one got harmed because of medical malpractice. You do not have to be wealthy to get our help on your case because we do not charge upfront fees or costs on medical malpractice claims. We work hard on your case and wait patiently until the end of the matter to get paid.
Our fees come out of the settlement proceeds or court award. If you do not win, you do not owe us any money for the work we did on your case. In other words, we have a “no fee until you win” policy.
Trust Our Baltimore Injury Lawyers With Your Untreated Meningitis Legal Case
At Brown & Barron, we have recovered injured Maryland residents millions of dollars in compensation. We never fail to put our clients first, as we genuinely care about winning them justice.
Time after time, those injured at the hands of negligent medical professionals turn to us for our:
- 24/7 availability
- Honest communication
- Individualized attention
- Tireless representation
- Compassionate legal counsel
- Results-oriented legal strategies
Find out if you qualify to file a civil lawsuit against a medical provider over the failure to diagnose meningitis. Speaking to one of our Baltimore injury attorneys is free of charge and carries no obligation to move forward. So why wait? Let us help you exercise your rights.
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