Pediatric Meningitis: An Overview
Despite medical advances, pediatric meningitis is still a leading cause
of mortality and other lifelong medical problems for children. A Central
Nervous System (CNS) infection, meningitis can cause devastating damage
if not identified early and then treated immediately. Although many children
infected with meningitis exhibit no symptoms, there are some signs of
the infection that medical providers can use to assist in diagnosis. These
symptoms include high-pitched crying, arching the back, staring, lethargy,
loss of appetite and pale, blotchy skin.
Impact of Malpractice
Medical providers, especially pediatricians, are trained to diagnose and
treat pediatric meningitis, and it is their responsibility to act quickly.
When a medical professional fails to perform the necessary tests and does
not act in a way that other medical professionals would act with the same
information, he or she may be guilty of medical malpractice. Our legal
team may be able to help in such cases. Please contact our firm today
if you believe that you or your child was not properly diagnosed with
and treated for pediatric meningitis.
failure to diagnose any of these symptoms could lead to permanent disabilities, and should
be addressed in a
medical malpractice claim. If your child has been a victim of pediatric meningitis and there
was a failure to diagnose or treat the illness properly, do not hesitate
to retain the services of a knowledgeable attorney for experienced legal
Has your child suffered pediatric meningitis?
Your child's injuries could be extensive and the costs to address their
injuries will be substantial. The negligent medical professional should
be held accountable for their lack of the expected level of care or a
failure to diagnose pediatric meningitis. The legal team at
Bostwick & Peterson, LLP has been practicing
personal injury law for over sixty years and has recovered more than $500 million dollars
for our clients. We know how to move forward with a medical malpractice claim.
Filing a claim against a doctor or hospital can be a complex process. Ensuring
that you have legal representation that is familiar with these claims
and has a proven court record is vital. We can assist you to address the
legal issues surrounding a failure to diagnose and treat pediatric meningitis.
legal team is committed to pursuing compensation and has the experience you will
need to address this vital legal matter.