Meningitis, or the inflammation of the linings of the central nervous system, is oftentimes accompanied by general, unsuspecting symptoms that resemble the flu. Unfortunately, missed or delayed diagnosis of dangerous types of meningitis may lead to serious, possibly fatal health risks. As such, a prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical for patients who may have meningitis.
Upon careful diagnosis of meningitis, physicians may able to identify the type of treatment necessary for the disease. Meningitis treatment largely depends on its type and severity. For viral meningitis, bed rest, non-prescription pain relievers, and plenty of fluid might be all it takes to treat it. Bacterial meningitis, on the other hand, would require antibiotic treatment. Other symptoms of bacterial meningitis, such as sinus infection, should also be addressed to prevent further health complications.
If you believe you have incurred damages because of a delayed or missed meningitis diagnosis, you might be liable to file a case against the negligent medical party involved. Speak with our team of Madison-based medical malpractice attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.