Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers frequently represent children in cases against negligent doctors, clinics, and hospitals. One type of case is the failure to properly treat and diagnose the condition of meningitis. A misdiagnosis of this condition can lead to permanent injuries and even death.
Meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. Many people refer to it as spinal meningitis. The infection is caused by either a bacteria, in the case of bacterial meningitis, or a virus, in the case of viral meningitis.
The distinction between viral and bacterial meningitis is very important because the severity of the infections and their treatment differ dramatically. Most people are able to recover from viral meningitis without specific treatment.
Bacterial meningitis, however, can be very severe, resulting in brain damage, hearing loss, or permanent disability. Headache, fever, and stiff neck are the most common symptoms. Other common symptoms for meningitis include nausea, vomiting, discomfort looking into bright lights, confusion, and sleepiness. Because of the consequences of bacterial meningitis, anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical treatment immediately.
The Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle medical malpractice cases involving meningitis. When a doctor or hospital misdiagnoses meningitis as another disease or fails to order necessary testing, like a spinal tap, the results can be devastating. Since meningitis is both very responsive to treatment if detected early and very harmful to the patient if left untreated, the injuries and damages caused by the doctor's malpractice are often substantial.
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