Meningitis is a dangerous brain injury condition that results in swelling of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Time is of the essence when diagnosing meningitis. Without prompt treatment, you may face an increased risk of serious, life-altering injuries and even death. As a result, it is important that your doctor accurately identify the warning signs of meningitis and conduct the proper tests as soon as possible to increase your chances of recovery.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a delayed diagnosis of meningitis, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please call (407) 712-7300 today to schedule your free consultation at our Orlando, Florida office.
Symptoms of Meningitis
There are several different forms of meningitis and as a result, there are a variety of symptoms associated with the condition. At times, meningitis progresses slowly. In other cases, it can become serious in a matter of hours.
Common symptoms of meningitis include:
- Stiffness in the neck and back
- Light sensitivity
- Loss of appetite
When meningitis develops in young children, it often causes the soft spot on the top of the head to become hard and bulge out.
Complications of Meningitis
If not treated promptly, meningitis can result in serious health issues such as:
- Brain injury
The attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright, & Carter can pursue the compensation you deserve if you have suffered an injury caused by a delayed diagnosis of meningitis. Our attorneys have more than 80 years of combined experience, and we understand the complex issues associated with meningitis cases. We work with a team of medical experts who will analyze your case to identify errors in your doctor’s diagnosis or treatment of your condition. This expert testimony will give you the edge you need to maximize your compensation.
Please contact Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter today to schedule your free meningitis malpractice consultation by phone at (407) 712-7300 or via our online form. We serve clients in and around Orlando, Florida.