Misdiagnosis of Meningitis

Meningitis is an airborne illness that affects thousands of individuals on a yearly basis. In many cases, meningitis can be treated and is not a life-threatening condition. However, the effects of meningitis can still be debilitating and often leave victims feeling hopeless and uncertain about their futures. In some cases, it is determined that a doctor misdiagnosed a condition which prevented proper treatment and prolonged the victim’s pain and suffering. This is frustrating for victims who did not get proper answers as to what was wrong and why. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP will not only help you get the answers you deserve, we will assist you in obtaining monetary compensation for medical malpractice after your serious medical condition was misdiagnosed.

Understanding Meningitis


Meningitis is inflammation, or swelling, of the brain and spinal cord membranes. Meningitis is usually the result of a bacterial, fungal, or viral infection. Since meningitis is essentially inflammation in the brain and spinal cord, symptoms often present as a headache or those associated with headaches, such as the intolerance of bright light. Other symptoms include fever, vomiting, neck stiffness, the presence of a rash, cold, and confusion. If you have had symptoms of meningitis, a determination by a medical professional is required, as it can only be diagnosed by a doctor.

Meningitis is a treatable illness. If caught in the initial stages, the infection may be treated immediately and may be cured within several weeks. However, meningitis sometimes goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed because of the similarities of its symptoms to other ailments. Not only does this create unnecessary and prolonged pain for victims of a misdiagnosis, the consequences of a misdiagnosis become more severe and dangerous over time.

Call Newland & Newland, LLP


When you or your loved one sought assistance from a medical professional, but were left untreated or given inaccurate information that allowed your condition to worsen, contact an attorney at Newland & Newland, LLP. Our attorneys will help you determine what the next steps are and how we can assist you with a claim.

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