Brain Infections and Meningitis - Pennsylvania Attorneys
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The brain is an essential organ of the body, critical for life and physical function. When the brain is damaged by infection or injury, rehabilitation may be slow if not impossible. Damaged and injured portions of the brain are also susceptible to tissue death.
The Pittsburgh law firm of Biancheria & Maliver P.C. exclusively focuses on protecting the rights of medical malpractice victims and their families. Our experienced attorneys know how to investigate and prove hospital negligence and how to recover the maximum fair compensation possible for your loss. Every case is personally managed by Deborah Maliver, who is both an attorney and a board-certified physician.
For a free assessment and evaluation of your claim, contact the firm by calling 412-567-5433 or toll free 866-683-6559.
Delayed Diagnosis or Failure to Properly Treat Brain Infections
Brain damage does not occur only from accidents or surgical errors. Injury to the brain can also be the result of infection. If there is a misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis or failure to diagnose a brain infection such as meningitis, encephalitis or brain abscess, the result can be permanent brain damage, blindness or even death.
Caused by viruses or bacteria, a brain infection can quickly escalate into a life-threatening situation. Fortunately, most infections can be cured with proper diagnosis and swift treatment. Yet, some physicians continue to miss the classic symptoms of brain infections and dismiss patient complaints of headache or fever. Worse, doctors may not conduct the proper tests such as lumbar punctures, even when medical protocols demand it.
Failure to provide diagnosis or treatment that meets even a minimal standard of care and lack of timely follow through on the part of doctors can leave patients permanently unable to speak, see, hear or even function. In the worst cases, brain infections can cause the patient's death.
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If you or your child is suffering due to misdiagnosis, a failure to diagnose, or an untimely diagnosis of brain infection, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Biancheria & Maliver for a free assessment and evaluation.