Bacterial meningitis is a condition that if not diagnosed timely or not diagnosed at all may result in death. And, certainly a late diagnosis can result in significant neurological damage and even a coma.
A physician that is treating a patient who is suspected of having bacterial meningitis has to go through a protocol which generally involves a timely spinal tap and administering a correct dose of medication.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the failure or the delay in diagnosing bacterial meningitis, you very well may have a medical malpractice claim against that physician or the facility of where it occurred. You definitely need to talk to a lawyer who is experienced in handling medical malpractice cases and understands the issue and the failure to diagnose this condition promptly.
Due to the nature of our small practice, we are unable to take every case, but we always strive to connect clients with the right attorney for them. We are happy to set up referrals to other attorneys who may be better suited to assist you.
Do You Think You May Have A Medical Malpractice Claim?
If you believe you may have a Florida medical malpractice claim you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney, in order to comply with Florida’s pre-suit investigation requirements, and the strict time limits involved. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.815.6398 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Even if we are unable to take on your case, we always do our best to suggest other attorneys who can assist you.
It's important to keep in mind, in order to have a solid medical malpractice claim your doctor or surgeon must have been negligent in performing their services or diagnosis. Not every case will qualify as medical malpractice.