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Differential Diagnosis Is Crucial To Rule Out Meningitis

Meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly medical condition that most often strikes younger age groups. The classic symptoms include fever, neck pain, headache and photosensitivity (sensitivity to light). Because these symptoms can be easily confused with other conditions, including the flu, physicians understand that it is vitally important to rule out meningitis before proceeding to treat for another condition. This is what is known as differential diagnosis.

Failure to utilize differential diagnosis is the root cause of many of the meningitis misdiagnosis cases we see. Other factors may include failure to provide the meningitis vaccine to school- and college-age patients, as recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics, and failure to take into account recent exposure to the disease.

The Consequences Of Misdiagnosis Or Delay In Treating Meningitis Are Severe

When emergency room doctors and primary care physicians misdiagnose or fail to properly treat meningitis, young people may suffer needlessly and even die. Many times a patient will have seen the doctor multiple times and still not have received proper care.

While it is true that not every bad outcome is caused by negligent medical care, when a young person in Ohio suffers or dies as a result of misdiagnosis or delay in treatment of meningitis, we want to know about it.

The Lancione Law Firm, is among the most successful medical malpractice law firms in the country. We have three generations of attorneys who have worked diligently to improve the standard of medical care throughout the State of Ohio. Our firm has had substantial success in malpractice cases arising out of negligent treatment of serious diseases like meningitis.

Your Claim May Be Compensable. Contact Us To Learn More.

For a free initial consultation about your situation involving misdiagnosis or delays in treating meningitis, please contact us online or call 440-331-6100. The Lancione Law Firm is proud to serve clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Youngstown and other communities throughout Ohio.

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