Pittsburgh Meningitis Malpractice Attorneys
Suffering From meningitis in Pittsburgh, PA?
Meningitis cases occur with alarming frequency throughout the nation and cause serious medical issues including permanent neurological challenges and, in some cases, death. Meningitis has several different forms but, in all cases, the condition is serious. While it is usually treatable, it can be highly contagious but immunization is commonplace. Furthermore, even without immunization, if safe conditions are created, the condition is preventable. In many cases, the medical professionals who prevent, diagnose and treat meningitis do an admirable service in handling it. However, even one error cannot be tolerated. The Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers and medical researchers at Chaffin Luhana have the resources and experience to seek justice for you and your family if you have been the victim of meningitis malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose meningitis. Often the condition is confused with the flu.
- Hospital error leading to meningitis infection. Unsanitary conditions may lead to infection.
- Mistreatment of meningitis. The condition will significantly worsen if not treated effectively.
- Pharmaceutical error leading to meningitis infection.
Meningitis is Preventable and Treatable
In the last several years there have been thousands of cases of meningitis reported that have led to tragedy for countless families. Below are just some of the many examples of meningitis outbreaks that have been reported in the last few years. In some cases the condition was diagnosed and effectively treated but, for other patients, meningitis malpractice has led to permanent injury or death.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of meningitis malpractice, attorneys at Chaffin Luhana are prepared to offer guidance and legal advice.
Recent Meningitis Cases and Tragic Consequences
Medical malpractice and a variety of other errors involving public safety can lead to meningitis infections. The condition can be highly contagious and whether an outbreak has occurred or one person has been infected, finding the truth about who is responsible is crucial. These cases can lead to tragedy, for example:
- 2012: A pharmaceutical compounding company delivered contaminated medicine to hospitals and medical facilities in multiple states leading to thousands of meningitis cases including dozens of deaths.
- 2013: Three cases of meningitis were reported at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A student had both feet amputated as a result of the infection.
- 2015: Five students at the University of Oregon contracted meningitis and one succumbed to the illness. Legal action is pending regarding this tragic death.
- 2016: Three students have been diagnosed with meningitis at Santa Clara University in California.
Cases of meningitis are reported on a regular basis from coast to coast. In many cases, institutions can do much more to prevent meningitis infections. Once symptoms of meningitis are present, healthcare providers can often do more to effectively treat the condition. If your family has suffered as a result of meningitis and you have reason to believe meningitis medical malpractice may be involved, contact Chaffin Luhana as soon as possible.