Meningitis can lead to devastating injuries, and can sometimes prove fatal within days or hours. This means that misdiagnosis can have serious consequences. If a meningitis patient has suffered harm because of misdiagnosis or wrong treatment, it may be possible to bring a claim for compensation.
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Our approach is sensitive, efficient and thorough, and we understand the impact that meningitis can have, not just on victims of the disease, but also on their families. Because of this, our approach is based around your needs.
Our team includes several former clinical professionals now practising as lawyers, giving us the detailed medical knowledge to fully investigate your claim and secure the level of compensation you need. We also work with some of the best barristers and expert medical witnesses in the country.
We offer a free initial discussion to talk through your issue, offer our opinion and guide you through the options available.
The brain and spinal cord are covered by protective membranes called meninges. Certain kinds of infection cause these membranes to become inflamed, which can cause permanent damage to the brain or spinal nerves if not treated quickly. Babies, young children and teenagers are at particular risk from the disease, although people of any age can contract it.
Although they are separate conditions, meningitis and sepsis often occur together. Also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning, sepsis can cause circulatory collapse, making it necessary to amputate limbs to protect the sufferer's life.
In both cases, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent further damage.
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