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Bacterial meningitis is an extremely serious illness. Failure to diagnose bacterial meningitis at an early stage can have severe consequences including death and brain damage. Long term complications for survivors include mental retardation, seizures, paralysis and hearing loss.

The bacteria that causes bacterial meningitis lives in the mouths of most people. In rare cases, it overcomes the immune system and infects the spinal fluid and the fluid surrounding the brain that causes the membrane surrounding the brain (the meningus) to become inflamed. As the disease progresses, the brain swells and may begin to bleed.

Unfortunately, bacterial meningitis usually targets infants and small children because their immune system is less developed and not as capable of fighting off the infection. Each year, between 10,000 and 25,000 children contract bacterial meningitis. If your child is a victim of bacterial meningitis and you suspect that your physician or an ER doctor failed to diagnose bacterial meningitis when the symptoms first appeared, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. Please contact an experienced meningitis attorney with The Meningitis Lawyers Network. We’ll help you and your child get the compensation you deserve.

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