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Bacterial Meningitis Malpractice

An inflammation of brain membranes and the spinal cord, bacterial meningitis is normally drawn on by a catastrophic infection.

The condition is not only rare, but it affects annually about 200,000 individuals in the United States.

Some types of the disease by vaccinations can be prevented. Usually, this infectious disease can spread by droplets airborne.

The diagnosis of this condition usually requires laboratory tests and imaging.

Medical treatment must be made by a health professional, and conditional healing normally takes days, if not weeks.

Vaccinations for bacterial meningitis are produced to prevent these types of meningitis.

Usual symptoms normally include a fever, headache, and/or a stiff neck. Several cases of meningitis can be resolved without health treatment.


Others, however, can be life-threatening and stipulate antibiotic treatment immediately.

Inside the body and directly into the bloodstream, bacterial meningitis can thrive and travel to the brain and spinal cord to cause an infection.

This kind of bacterial infection can be easily transmitted through close contact personally, which includes coughing, sneezing, and kissing.

The infected individual, in addition, can transmit this disease through phlegm and saliva, and other throat secretions, which is infected by bacteria.

The microorganisms, fortunately, linked with bacterial meningitis aren’t contagious.

Consuming certain foods, however, infected with listeria bacterium can result in infection.

Hot dogs, soft cheeses, and sandwich meats are foods included in this category.

Typical areas of the human body which are likely to be infected with bacteria causing meningitis include those inflicted by trauma that injured brain membranes caused by surgery, head fracture, or a sinus infection.

People who are highly vulnerable to bacterial meningitis include newborns, the elderly, and pregnant mothers.

Adults who are vastly prone to developing infections of bacteria normally have particular risk factors, which include chronic nose or ear infections, alcohol abuse, sustaining a head injury, or a history of pneumococcal pneumonia.

A severe vulnerability to developing bacterial meningitis entails individuals who have had a removed spleen, or taking corticosteroids to treat kidney failure or sickle cell disease, and individuals with an immune system that is weak.

Individuals, additionally, who had brain or spinal surgery, or have endured through a variety of broad infections are likely to be vastly susceptible to getting bacterial meningitis.

Outbreaks of bacterial meningitis normally occur in specific environmental situations where humans are in close contact with locker rooms, couch dormitories, and military barracks.

Many symptoms linked with bacterial meningitis at an early stage mimic the common flu.

The first warning signs and symptoms can reveal themselves in only a few hours, or they may take a few days.


Typical symptoms of bacterial meningitis in individuals three years of age or older include the following: confusion or difficulty concentrating; sudden onset of high fever; seizures; severe headaches; headaches associated with nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite and thirst; difficulty in sleeping or waking; stiff neck; and rash on skin that includes those linked to meningococcal meningitis.

A child suffering from bacterial meningitis, in many cases, when being held will cry much louder than normally.

If you or a loved one have experienced bacterial meningitis, due to a doctor’s error, contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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