Failure to diagnose and treat meningitis
If meningitis is not diagnosed or treated swiftly it can lead to a lifelong disability including brain damage, hearing loss, amputation and unfortunately in some instances the loss of a family member. Delay in diagnosis or treatment can have devastating consequences.
It is vital that treating health professionals have a high degree of suspicion for the symptoms of meningitis, given the potential life-changing outcome that can occur if adequate treatment is not provided as a matter of urgency.
Why bring a claim
If you or a member of your family has been left with a life-changing condition, future financial security enables you to access the provision of adequate support and services which may otherwise be unavailable to you. Compensation will enable you to maximise your future potential.
A claim for damages, depending upon the injury, may be significant and can include a claim for care, therapies and medical treatment, loss of earnings, accommodation and/or modifications to the home, assistive technology as well as other losses tailored to your needs.
Where the negligent care results in the loss of a family member, compensation can never change events but is there to support other family members, particularly those who may have been financially dependent upon that individual.
How we can help
We can give you with an early indication as to whether a claim for damages is likely to be successful and can provide an initial free case review.
We will seek an early admission of liability to ensure you have access to funds to help purchase care, equipment and any other support that is needed as early as possible.
Following an admission of liability we will seek to ensure your claim for damages is fully explored to maximise the amount of compensation that you are entitled to.
Our support extends beyond the lifetime of a case; we can provide advice in areas such as education and Court of Protection when required.
Our meningitis team
Our team of experienced lawyers specialise in meningitis and sepsis claims which can be complex and challenging. We have successfully pursued claims for damages for many families who have been through similar experiences to you. We know how important it is that the team acting on your behalf will ensure the best outcome for you and your family following the traumatic events you have been through.
We work closely with other meningitis support organisations to ensure we provide a high level of support and contacts for all the families we act for. As part of our commitment in this area, two members of our team are trained business mentors for the Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve programme, helping to provide support to rebuild lives.