Compensation for medical errors relating to meningitis and sickle-cell disease

Meningitis and sickle-cell disease are perhaps two of the most dangerous diseases that you could contract, mainly due to the fact that they work so quickly and therefore need to be treated almost immediately once they are discovered. In particular, meningitis can be incredibly dangerous due to its proximity to the brain and spinal cord which means it can therefore cause quite a lot of damage in very important areas of the body and in some situations if left untreated for an extended period of time it can lead to death.

WHO COULD I CLAIM AGAINST?

In general meningitis is developed as a bacterial infection and therefore you may look at claiming against anyone who could have given you an infection of this type. Meningitis can be developed as a hospital acquired infection and therefore a member of medical staff who has been negligent towards you could be responsible for your infection – if you find yourself in this situation then you may look at making a claim against a surgeon or perhaps a nurse if they haven’t taken the appropriate precautions to provide you with a hygienic surgical environment.

WHAT INJURIES COULD I SUSTAIN FROM THIS NEGLIGENCE?

If you do develop meningitis or sickle-cell disease then it can have a large impact on your lifestyle. While there are a number of different short term side-effects of developing these diseases including fever, neck stiffness and confusion, if left untreated these symptoms can become significantly more severe and can develop into a number of long-term health problems including:

  • Cognitive defects
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Epilepsy
  • Deafness.

CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP MY INJURY CLAIM?

Working together with you, the team at Medical Compensation 4U are here to help through every step of the process. We understand how challenging it can be to deal with an injury of this type and that’s why we offer a range of options to deal with your compensation claim – tailored to meet your needs. At Medical Compensation 4U we are industry professionals who can provide you with a practical approach to your claim, helping to ensure a successful outcome.