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Bacterial Meningitis Claims

Bacterial Meningitis Attorney in Maryland, Serving the U.S.

A rare and deadly medical condition, bacterial meningitis is the most serious type of meningitis. Meningitis is an infection that affects the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12% of bacterial meningitis cases result in death. Approximately half of patients that survive will experience long-term effects or even permanent disabilities such as brain damage, learning disabilities, or hearing loss.

When it comes to bacterial meningitis, even a slight delay in treatment can lead to disability or death. If you suffered serious harm or lost a loved one as a result of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional’s carelessness or wrongdoing in relation to meningitis, you have the right to take legal action. Maryland medical malpractice lawyer Michael Bereston can fight to hold at-fault parties accountable while pursuing the complete compensation you deserve.

For a free analysis of your case, call (410) 220-6581 or contact us online. We are based in Annapolis and handle bacterial meningitis claims across Maryland and throughout the country.

Risk Factors & Symptoms of Bacterial Meningitis

Some people are at an increased risk of bacterial meningitis. Infants are at a particularly high risk, as are people who are taking certain medications, who undergo specific medical procedures, or who have particular medical conditions. People in a community setting may be at a higher risk for bacterial meningitis, because it can spread from person to person. Travelers may also be at an increased risk.

It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of meningitis, and to seek medical care as soon as possible. Symptoms may include:

  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light sensitivity
  • Confusion

In newborns, symptoms of bacterial meningitis can be more difficult to spot. Signs to watch for include:

  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Vomiting
  • Poor feeding
  • Abnormal reflexes
  • Lethargy
  • Bulging fontanelle (the soft spot on an infant’s head)

If you suspect any type of wrongdoing in relation to the diagnosis or treatment of bacterial meningitis, it is essential to have a skilled Maryland medical malpractice attorney review your case. By involving the Law Firm of Michael H. Bereston as soon as possible, you can get the answers you need. We assist families all over the U.S. who have been affected by birth injuries.

Call our offices at (410) 220-6581 today to get started.

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  • "I had a pleasant experience working with Mr. Bereston. We were able to find out everything that went wrong at the time of my delivery and got the answers we needed. If you need help with a birth injury case, Mr. Bereston is the lawyer you need! We are forever grateful to come into contact with his firm."

    - Alicia T.

  • "Mr. Bereston represented me in my case. I found him to be very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to about any questions I had concerning my case. He would always promptly return my calls if I had any concerns or questions as the case went on. He made me feel like I was his only client and would take the time to explain everything to me."

    - Clyde G.

  • "If you are looking for a lawyer that truly cares and will work hard to get you answers, then Michael is the guy for you! It was a pleasure working with him and his staff. They truly love what they do and love each and every one of their clients like they are their own family."

    - Shauna G.

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