Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

Atlanta, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

 

Did Health Care Providers Fail to Diagnose Meningitis?

Meningitis, like stroke or heart attack, can often be beat through appropriate and prompt intervention. People reporting to emergency rooms with typical symptoms of meningitis such as the following should be screened and triaged promptly.

  • Vomiting
  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Neck stiffness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Joint pain
  • Altered mental state
  • Seizure
  • Rash

Consequences of Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

When emergency room doctors fail to order the proper tests, failure to diagnose meningitis may occur, with disastrous results such as the following:

  • Severe and permanent brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Blindness
  • Death

The medical malpractice lawyers of Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC, have ample experience representing people who suffered a failure to diagnose meningitis, resulting in permanent harm. See our verdicts and settlements page for examples of cases that we have handled for clients who suffered permanent damage as a result of failure to diagnose meningitis.

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Have you suffered permanent harm because your meningitis was not diagnosed in time for you to receive treatment? Take up the fight after misdiagnosis and delayed treatment caused injury or death. Contact us to schedule a consultation with a Georgia lawyer at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC. We represent clients throughout Georgia including Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Columbus, and Chattanooga, TN.