Need an attorney for a meningitis injury case in Los Angeles? Meningitis is an inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, and is usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Viral meningitis is less severe, and does not generally require dedicated treatment. Bacterial meningitis is much more severe, however, and can result in brain damage loss of hearing, other disabilities and even death.
Symptoms of meningitis can develop from several hours to two days, and the most common symptoms are high fever, headache and stiff neck. Other symptoms include nausea and vomiting, aversion to bright light, disorientation and fatigue. In children under two years of age, common identifiable symptoms include fever and headache, low activity or no activity. Seizures are possible in all cases of meningitis.
Treatments for meningitis differ depending on the type of meningitis that has been contracted. Viral meningitis can clear up within ten days without any specific treatment by a physician, while bacterial meningitis requires immediate treatment with aggressive antibiotics. It is very important to get bacterial meningitis treated immediately. The longer a person is infected with bacterial meningitis, the more severe the complications may be.
Searching for a lawyer for a meningitis injury case in Los Angeles? Steven J. Weinberg understands the science behind meningitis, the medicine, and the disastrous impact that it can have on so many families. He has been successful in representing cases of meningitis malpractice, and he will evaluate your case to seek to maximize your level of compensation. If your child has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and you suspect that the doctors failed to diagnose when it first appeared, or failed to treat the infection in a timely manner, you may have a legitimate meningitis malpractice claim. Contact Steven J. Weinberg, Trial Lawyer if your child has viral or bacterial meningitis, and you feel that insufficient care or misdiagnosis was given by a doctor so that you can get the justice your child deserves.