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New York Brain Infection Injuries Lawyer

A brain infection can be quite dangerous and difficult to treat. They can causes permanent damage, leaving victims with intellectually disabilities, hearing loss, seizures, and cognitive problems. Oftentimes they are deadly. In order for the victim of a brain infection to have the best chance of recovery and to minimize permanent injury, it is critical that the condition is diagnosed early and properly treated. Sadly, there are far too many cases in which a medical professional fails to properly diagnose and treat a brain infection and as a result the victim suffers. If you or a loved one were harmed because a medical professional failed to properly treat your brain infection, immediately contact an experienced New York brain infection injuries lawyer as you may have the right to recover damages from the negligent medical professional through a medical malpractice claim.

Types of brain infections

There are two types of brain infections: viral and bacterial. Meningitis affects the meninges, which are the delicate membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. It can be viral or bacterial. Bacterial meningitis can be spread from person to person, and is extremely dangerous. It is critical that victims receive medical treatment immediately in order to avoid brain damage or death. Viral meningitis, while also dangerous, is easier to treat, and victims often fully recover from it.

Encephalitis is another type of brain infection. It is an inflammation of the brain that is typically caused by a virus such as herpes, childhood infections such as measles, viruses carried by mosquitoes and ticks, and rabies.

Whether the brain infection is meningitis or encephalitis, critical to recover is immediate treatment. As a brain infections injuries attorney in New York will explain, if a doctor fails to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of a brain infection, and as a result fails to diagnose it right away, the damage to the patient may be devastating and irreversible.

Pursuing damages

Victims that are harmed because of a negligent medical professional have the legal right to file a medical malpractice claim. If a doctor failed to diagnose the brain infection, delayed making the proper diagnosis, or failed to properly treat the brain infection, then that doctor was negligent.

You can demand that your doctors, other medical staff responsible for your care, as well as the medical facility compensate you for the losses you suffered. This means that you can demand payment for the medical expenses related to treating the injuries you sustained as a result of the medical mistake that delayed proper treatment of your brain infection. You can demand compensation for not only past medical expenses, but future medical expenses. This is important as victims of brain infections sometimes suffer permanent brain damage and require lifelong treatment. You can also demand payment for lost wages and pain and suffering.

If a family passed away as a result of medical negligence, you can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. Damages may include medical expenses, loss of support, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial expenses.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help

Any type of injury to the brain whether it is caused by trauma or by an infection is dangerous. The victim can be left with permanent disabilities, impacting the rest of his or her life. In order to get answers to what happened to your or your loved one, you need experienced legal presentation. We are here to help. The experienced brain infection injuries attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have successfully represented clients harmed because of medical professional failed to properly diagnose or treat a medical condition. Contact a New York brain infection injuries lawyer at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.