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Rolling Meadows Injury Lawyer for Meningitis Delayed Diagnosis Cases

Meningitis Misdiagnosis Arlington Heights Attorney

Meningitis Missed Diagnosis Attorney Serving Cook County, Lake County and DuPage County

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. The attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP will help you get the answers you deserve and assist you in obtaining monetary compensation for medical malpractice if your meningitis 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, stiff neck, rash, a cold, and confusion. If you have had symptoms of meningitis, a determination by a medical professional is required for an accurate diagnosis.

Meningitis is a treatable illness. If caught in the initial stages, the infection can 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, but the consequences of misdiagnosis become more severe and dangerous over time.

Contact Newland & Newland, LLP

At Newland & Newland, LLP, our experienced attorneys want to take the worry from you as you navigate through a personal injury claim. Our law firm has helped thousands of families and we want to assist you or your loved one with filing and obtaining the maximum amount of monetary relief for a medical malpractice claim in the state of Illinois.

When you or your loved one sought assistance from a medical professional for meningitis but were left untreated or given inaccurate information that allowed your condition to worsen, it can be devastating. Contact a malpractice attorney with Newland & Newland, LLP at 847-797-8000 for help with compensation. Our experienced attorneys will help you determine what the next steps are for filing a claim.

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