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.