Members of the CL Medilaw team braved the cold weather and joined Meningitis Now at one of their many donation stations along the Great Western
Meningitis and Sepsis
Failure to diagnose and treat meningitisIf meningitis is not diagnosed or treated swiftly it can lead to a lifelong disability including brain damage, hearing loss, amputation and unfortunately in some instances the loss of a family member. Delay in diagnosis or treatment can have devastating consequences. It is vital that treating health professionals have a high degree of suspicion for the symptoms of meningitis, given the potential life-changing outcome that can occur if adequate treatment is not provided as a matter of urgency.
Why bring a claimIf you or a member of your family has been left with a life-changing condition, future financial security enables you to access the provision of adequate support and services which may otherwise be unavailable to you. Compensation will enable you to maximise your future potential. A claim for damages, depending upon the injury, may be significant and can include a claim for care, therapies and medical treatment, loss of earnings, accommodation and/or modifications to the home, assistive technology as well as other losses tailored to your needs. Where the negligent care results in the loss of a family member, compensation can never change events but is there to support other family members, particularly those who may have been financially dependent upon that individual.
How we can helpWe can give you with an early indication as to whether a claim for damages is likely to be successful and can provide an initial free case review. We will seek an early admission of liability to ensure you have access to funds to help purchase care, equipment and any other support that is needed as early as possible. Following an admission of liability we will seek to ensure your claim for damages is fully explored to maximise the amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Our support extends beyond the lifetime of a case; we can provide advice in areas such as education and Court of Protection when required.
Our meningitis teamOur team of experienced lawyers specialise in meningitis and sepsis claims which can be complex and challenging. We have successfully pursued claims for damages for many families who have been through similar experiences to you. We know how important it is that the team acting on your behalf will ensure the best outcome for you and your family following the traumatic events you have been through. We work closely with other meningitis support organisations to ensure we provide a high level of support and contacts for all the families we act for. As part of our commitment in this area, two members of our team are trained business mentors for the Meningitis Now Believe & Achieve programme, helping to provide support to rebuild lives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients: Individuals who have been directly affected by meningitis and have experienced harm, injury, or loss as a result of medical negligence or malpractice related to the diagnosis, treatment, or management of the condition.
Parents or Legal Guardians: If the affected individual is a minor or lacks the capacity to handle legal matters independently, their parents or legal guardians may pursue a meningitis claim on their behalf.
Family Members: In cases where meningitis has led to the death of an individual, certain family members, such as immediate family or those who were financially dependent on the deceased, may be eligible to file a claim for wrongful death and related damages.
We can provide a second opinion free of charge. We have acted for many clients who have been told they don’t have a case, but by looking at the claim in a different way and with our expertise, we have gone on to be successful
All serious injury claims are different and this depends upon when a final prognosis is known and a claim can be valued.
Once we obtain an admission of liability in your case we can request an immediate payment to help with your needs and put support in place.
Medical negligence claims rarely go to court, with only a small percentage of the more complex cases ending up there. However, in the unlikely event that your case reaches court, we will be by your side throughout the process.
It is important to pursue your claim as quickly as possible due to time limits and to also enable us to help you obtain compensation as soon as possible. This is especially the case in complex cases as the process can be lengthy.
You have to start your claim within 3-years (limitation period) from when the injury occurred or when you first became aware of any potential negligence or injury as a result. However, the time limit only begins when a child reaches 18 years of age.
Experts in Serious Injury claims
Your case is about you and the impact that the surgery or the missed or delayed diagnosis has made to your life and your family. We are here to listen to your concerns so we can fight your corner, using our expertise to help investigate your case.