Meningitis is usually bacterial or viral, and refers to an inflammation of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Whilst viral meningitis is unpleasant, it is rarely life-threatening and many people make a quick and full recovery. However, bacterial meningitis is more serious and it is important medical experts recognise the symptoms as a medical emergency, due to the rapid rate at which this condition can deteriorate.
If you believe you have a meningitis claim, contact Longden Walker & Renney’s specialist clinical negligence solicitors on 0191 5666 500 or use our no obligation online enquiry form and we’ll make contact at a time that suits you.
We’ll let you know upfront if your claim can be covered by a No Win No Fee agreement. Otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement, this would mean there is no financial risk to you.
Most cases of bacterial meningitis in the UK are caused by meningococcal bacteria, which can cause meningitis or septicaemia, known together as meningococcal disease. Septicaemia is another name for blood poisoning.
Meningitis and septicaemia can kill in hours, so it is important to seek medical help at the first sign of symptoms for either disease. The effects of these two conditions can be life-changing.
Bacterial meningitis places a tremendous strain on the body and the brain. It is estimated that a quarter of people with meningococcal disease will have complications. These can be temporary or permanent and include:
- Hearing loss, either partial or total;
- Problems with memory and concentration;
- Problems with coordination and balance;
- Learning difficulties, either temporary or permanent;
- Cerebral palsy;
- Speech problems;
- Vision loss, either partial or total.
Longdens’ clinical negligence team understand after years of experience that meningitis claims can be very complex, particularly in cases where the client has suffered serious brain damage. However, our expert solicitors can offer you the best advice to bring your claim to a successful conclusion, and will deal with your case with the utmost sensitivity during what can be a difficult and stressful time.
Call Longden Walker & Renney’s medical negligence solicitors today on 0191 5666 500 if you believe you have a meningitis claim.
We recognise that brain injuries can cause clients severe financial difficulties in some cases, and financial redress can be an urgent matter. Once we receive an admission of liability, we can obtain interim payments to assist you with your day-to-day life. The money can also be used throughout the meningitis claims process to pay for general living expenses, as well as private medical treatments, rehabilitation support and equipment, adapted accommodation, loss of earnings and to set up a care plan.
Whether you, a family member or somebody you know believes they have a medical negligence claim relating to meningitis or septicaemia, Longden Walker & Renney’s specialist clinical negligence team can help. Call 0191 5666 500 or tell us what happened via our no obligation online enquiry form and we will arrange a free initial advice session at a time that suits you.