Between 10,000 and 25,000 children contract bacterial meningitis each year
What is Meningitis?
Meningitis, also called spinal meningitis, is an inflammation of the brain. Meningitis is usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection of the spinal fluid.
What are the effects of Meningitis?
Meningitis is a serious condition that can lead to permanent brain damage and even death. Unfortunately, because of their immature immune systems, babies have the highest incident rates for meningitis and also the worst outcomes
How is Meningitis treated?
Bacterial meningitis requires immediate treatment with very powerful antibiotics. The longer a bacterial meningitis patient goes without treatment, the more severe their complications tend to be.
If your child is the victim of bacterial meningitis and you suspect that the doctors either failed to diagnose the condition when it first appeared or failed to treat it in a timely manner, your child and you may have a claim for medical malpractice. You should talk to an experienced meningitis lawyer. Studnicki Law Firm will evaluate your child’s rights for free and help to maximize your child’s compensation.