Counsel From A Military Medical Malpractice Attorney
Meningitis is an infection that attacks the central nervous system and if diagnosed improperly, can quickly escalate into a much more serious health issue with debilitating complications. If a member of your family has suffered from a meningitis misdiagnosis at the hands of an Armed Forces medical staff, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
It is important that you receive the counsel and support that you need at this time. A military medical malpractice attorney from our firm can assist you with your claim. With over thirty years of experience, the attorneys at Swartz & Reed. are passionate about assisting current and former military families in their medical malpractice incidences.
How Does Meningitis Occur?
Meningitis occurs from either bacteria or a virus and can be more common in teens and young adults. When the symptoms first arise, a doctor's first diagnosis may be the flu, as the early symptoms are similar. However, if further action is not taken to address meningitis, problems can develop which are often devastating for the individual affected.
Common complications of a meningitis misdiagnosis include:
- Hearing loss
- Memory difficulty
- Kidney failure
- Brain damage
If a doctor believes that a patient may be suffering from meningitis, they should perform a spinal tap immediately. This can determine if the meningitis-causing bacteria exists in the spinal fluid.
Meningitis progresses quickly, so immediate action must be taken to prevent further complications. If your loved one is suffering from problems arising from a meningitis misdiagnosis, consider consulting with a military medical malpractice attorney who can help you receive the necessary compensation.
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