Meningitis Diagnosis & Treatment Delays

Meningitis errors arise in many instances involving delay in diagnosis and delay in treatment which can prove fatal especially if the symptoms have not been detected at an early stage.

Many complications can arise including septicaemia and neurological problems therefore, prompt treatment is vital.  

Types of Meningitis Diagnosis & Treatment Delays

  • A delay in diagnosing meningitis
  • A delay in providing treatment for meningitis
  • Failure to conduct a lumbar puncture
  • A delay in conducting a CT scan or Ultrasound
  • A delay in treating septicaemia
  • A delay in starting antibiotic therapy
  • And other meningitis errors

If you or a loved one has suffered from meningitis related negligence and endured further surgery, further deterioration of health and or long term injury may be able to assist.

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