Meningitis can be a very serious and devastating illness, even when it is promptly and accurately diagnosed. As experienced meningitis misdiagnosis claims solicitors, we understand the impact meningitis misdiagnosis can have on you, as the patient, and your family.
What is Meningitis?
Meningitis is an infection that affects the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. The swelling resulting from meningitis can trigger symptoms like severe headache, muscle pain, stomach cramps, stiff neck and fever. It is most common in children under 5, teenagers and young adults, but anyone can get it.
If a medical professional fails to quickly recognize the symptoms of meningitis, then the patient may suffer life-changing and even fatal consequences. Over the years, solicitors at Medical Negligence Direct have helped people of all ages who have suffered different kinds of meningitis misdiagnosis, including viral and bacterial meningitis. If you have suffered long term health issues, disability or lost a loved one in death as a result of meningitis misdiagnosis, you can make a medical negligence claim, whether this is due to delayed diagnosis, failure to carry out tests or incorrect diagnosis.
What Will Happen When I Make a Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claim?
When you get in touch with us, we will set up a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and determine whether you have a valid claim. We will then reach out to those responsible for the negligent treatment you suffered to see if they accept liability for your condition. If they accept liability, we will try to secure interim payments to help you fund ongoing medical expenses and care, before a final compensation amount is decided.
Our panel of solicitors will look into every detail of your case, and even involve the support of independent medical experts in gathering evidence. These experts will evaluate the level of care you received and its implications on your health. They will also proffer advise on the best step to take for your medical care in future.
You can rest assured we will try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, to ensure the claims process is finalized as quickly as possible. However, if the alleged negligent party does not accept liability or doesn’t agree to the compensation amount we feel is best for you, we will initiate court proceedings.
Can I Claim for a Loved One Who Has Died?
If you have lost a loved one as a result of meningitis misdiagnosis, our meningitis misdiagnosis claims solicitors can help you recover compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured. You will also provide legal support for you at the inquest and help you get the answers you deserve from those liable.
Making No Win No Fee Meningitis Misdiagnosis Claims
The vast majority of cases handled by Medical Negligence Direct are funded with a No Win No Fee arrangement. This means that you do not incur any financial risk when making a claim.
After contacting us, we will discuss the funding options with you, and advise you on which we think is best. If you have a legal expenses insurance, we will check whether you are already covered. But if we believe a No Win No Fee agreement is ideal for you, we will explain the process in detail.
Get in Touch with Us Today
Proving errors and delays can be tricky, but our medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in handling this type of claim. We will build your case and support you through the process. Our goal is to help take off some of the stress during what is already a distressing time for you; get in touch with us today so we can advise you based on your personal circumstances.