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Dangerous meningitis complications

Posted on March 7, 2015 12:55 pm under Medical Malpractice

Meningitis, or the inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord, could result from bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Initial stages of meningitis share the same symptoms as influenza. As such, medical professionals should take extra measures when trying to confirm suspected cases of meningitis.

Some types of meningitis, especially those caused by certain types of bacteria, could cause severe, sometimes even life-threatening health complications, such as shock (dangerously low blood pressure), brain damage, and kidney failure. Other complications associated with untreated meningitis are:

  • Problems with balance and walking
  • Loss of hearing
  • Learning and memory disorders

Sadly, meningitis treatment could be delayed if doctors fail to perform a comprehensive and thorough medical examination to accurately detect the disease. If you are planning to file a medical malpractice claim against a negligent medical practitioner, speak with our team of Milwaukee-based attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.