Yes. If you or your child presented to the doctor or hospital with signs and symptoms of meningitis and were turned away or improperly treated, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Physicians are trained to suspect meningitis when the patient presents to them with the signs and symptoms of the condition. Timely diagnosis is important to prevent permanent damage. When a doctor or hospital fails to diagnose the condition of meningitis, significant damage and injury can occur. This significant damage and injury most likely could have been avoided with proper treatment if the patient has been diagnosed with meningitis in a timely manner. Therefore, when a doctor or hospital fails to diagnose meningitis and you or one of your family members suffer serious injury due to their failure, the doctor or hospital is considered negligent and you may have means to file a Michigan medical malpractice lawsuit.