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Our specialist medical negligence solicitors can advise you on pursuing a claim if you, or a member of your family, has suffered as a result of meningitis misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
What causes meningitis?
Meningitis is an infection of the meninges, the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The infection, usually caused by bacteria or a virus, leads to the meninges becoming swollen. This can damage the brain and nerves.
Making a claim for meningitis
Most medical and clinical negligence compensation claims arise from a failure or delay to diagnose and treat meningitis and septicaemia.
Investigating a meningitis claim is a complex process that requires the expertise of a specialist medical negligence lawyer.
As well as understanding the importance of early diagnosis, we know the emotional effect on families can be enormous. We’ve successfully pursued cases where meningitis misdiagnosis has resulted in long-lasting disabilities and problems for the sufferer.