Our Michigan infant meningitis lawyers can help your case. Meningitis is condition that causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the spinal cord or the brain. In order to treat meningitis, the exact cause of the condition has to be determined This is a very serious condition that can cause permanent damage to the brain, neurologic problems, or even death.
The condition is normally a result of a viral or bacterial infection. However, the inflammation may also be caused by some rare conditions such as drug reaction, cancer or disease of immune system. It is especially dangerous in infants. There are incidents when this condition should have diagnosed and treated properly. When this is not done and your newborn suffers injury and harm, it may give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The most common symptoms of meningitis are lethargy, fever, and a decreased problem-solving ability, but these symptoms are difficult to detect in infants.
If the inflammation progresses beyond the membranes of the brain, the process is called encephalitis. This can cause permanent and irreversible damage to the child, including blindness, hearing loss, and brain injury.
The most common occurrence of meningitis is in infants between birth and two years. The greatest risk lies after birth, and between three-eight months. Severe infections and problems in immune system at birth can increase the child’s risk of meningitis.
If you suspect your child to be suffering from meningitis, you should seek immediate medical care. Some points that need attention when you suspect that your child has meningitis are as under:
Meningitis is a serious condition that can affect the social upbringing of your young one. The child may require medical treatment, special education, and other services that are a considerable expense over the child’s lifetime. These damage requests are included in medical malpractice lawsuit for seeking compensation for the failure to treat and diagnose meningitis.
An baby, infant, or child who has meningitis that is not timely treated and diagnosed by a hospital or physician can suffer permanent and irreversible injuries. Untreated meningitis can cause significant harm to the child.
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