Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims

Meningitis is an infection that is fast acting. If there has been a delay in medical diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation.

More about Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims

Forbes Solicitors' meningitis solicitors offer expert legal advice to individuals who have suffered as a result of meningitis. Our experienced team can assist with a range of issues, including misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, and inadequate monitoring. We understand the impact that meningitis can have on individuals and work to achieve the best possible outcome.

What is a Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Claim?

What is a Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Claim?

Meningitis misdiagnosis refers to an incorrect diagnosis of meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. A misdiagnosis of meningitis can result in delayed treatment, incorrect treatment, or even harm to the patient.

What is a Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Claim?

What is a Meningitis Misdiagnosis Compensation Claim?

A meningitis misdiagnosis compensation claim is a legal claim for compensation made by someone who has suffered harm as a result of a misdiagnosis of meningitis. This can include medical expenses, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering.

Meningitis is known as one of the fastest developing types of infection, so it is crucial that the symptoms are identified as quickly as possible so that the patient can be treated as a matter of urgency. Misdiagnosis or failure to spot the symptoms of meningitis quickly can increase the patient's chances of suffering further medical complications due to the infection, including:

  • Memory loss

  • Co-ordination issues

  • Severe headaches

  • Hearing problems

  • Epilepsy

  • Vision problems

  • Septicaemia (which can lead to loss of limbs)

  • Brain Damage.

If there has been a significant delay in recognising the meningitis infection and getting treatment started, or if the infection has been correctly identified by medical professionals but given the wrong treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

At Forbes, our expert team of solicitors understand that claiming compensation isn't necessarily about the money, but rather about getting answers and having the chance to rebuild your life despite any ongoing health issues. So, if you've sustained any health problems or injuries due to the negligence of medical professionals in dealing with your meningitis diagnosis, our team of solicitors are on hand to advise you.

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