Meningitis Injuries Caused By Malpractice
Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Meningitis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the condition, meningitis may cause a patient to suffer from brain damage, hearing loss, learning disabilities, light sensitivity, nausea and vomiting, severe headache and fever. There are two primary forms of meningitis, viral and bacterial, and depending on the type that a patient suffers from, treatment may be minimal or aggressive. Left untreated, bacterial meningitis may cause lasting damage or may lead to the death of the patient.
Properly diagnosing and treating meningitis is crucial if a patient is to survive. According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 10-12% of bacterial meningitis cases are fatal. Those who survive may experience long-term consequences: brain damage, loss of limbs, hearing loss or kidney disease.
Medical malpractice may be linked to meningitis in two primary ways. A doctor may fail to notice the warning signs and may misdiagnose or fail to diagnose the disease, or the course of treatment prescribed may be incorrect. In either situation, the patient may suffer serious injury as a result - particularly if he or she has bacterial meningitis.
Dedicated Representation for Meningitis Claims in Oklahoma city
An Oklahoma City medical malpractice attorney at our law firm can help if you or a loved one suffered injury due to misdiagnosis or mistreatment of viral meningitis or bacterial meningitis. We handle medical malpractice and wrongful death claims of this kind, providing experienced legal counsel and compassionate client service when you need it most. With more than three decades of collective legal experience and the resources to fully investigate your claim, we can build a compelling case on your behalf to seek maximum financial compensation.
Contact an Oklahoma City medical malpractice attorney from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote today to learn how you can seek justice for your meningitis injuries!