One of the most dangerous medical conditions a person can have is a brain infection. These infections can cause intellectual deficits, hearing problems, loss of sight, seizures, and various other nervous system issues — including, in some cases, death.
If you or your loved one is experiencing a brain infection due to someone else’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group in California today so we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Brain Infection Causes
Brain infections are thankfully rare, but they do occur. There are numerous ways that brain infections may occur. Because they are so severe and life-threatening, it’s important that if you or a loved one experiences such an infection, you consider how the infection originated.
Unfortunately, the source of serious brain infections is often the cause of someone else’s negligence. For example, here are some common causes of brain infections:
- Being in contact with cat feces
- Being bitten by a rabid animal
- Being in an unclean hospital facility where bacteria or viruses spread
- Being medically treated with equipment that facilitated the transfer of bacteria or viruses
- Consuming undercooked meat
- Consuming unwashed vegetables
In all of these situations, negligence could be a factor, which is grounds for taking a personal injury case to court and seeking damages.
For example, if someone was bitten by a rabid animal that belonged to a neighbor, and it caused a brain infection, they could seek compensation from the owner of that animal. Likewise, unwashed veggies and undercooked meat being served at a restaurant are grounds for negligence if it causes serious medical conditions, such as brain infections. Finally, hospitals are liable for damages if their negligence causes the spread of bacteria and viruses and causes a brain infection.
It is essential to diagnose a brain infection right away — whether it is viral or bacterial. Often, the first 48 hours are the most crucial. If left untreated, a serious brain infection can cause stroke, paralysis, or even death. For this reason, when considering a brain infection personal injury case, it is also important to consider whether you or your loved one was diagnosed correctly and in time to do something about it. A diagnosing medical professional may be responsible for you or your loved one’s further health damage or death if a brain injury was initially misdiagnosed.
Key Symptoms of a Brain Infection
How do you know if you have a brain infection? If you think that you or a loved one may have a brain infection, here are the main brain infection symptoms to look for:
- Neck stiffness and pain when moving the head and neck
- Severe headaches
- Nausea and vomiting
- Photophobia (a sensitivity to light)
If You Have Brain Infection Symptoms, Johnson Attorneys Group Can Help!
If you have noticed any of the symptoms of a brain infection listed above and if you believe you aren’t responsible for their cause or if you were misdiagnosed, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Naturally, dealing with a brain infection in yourself or a loved one while trying to take care of the critical steps necessary for filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming. Your main concern should be getting the proper medical treatment and recovering from this devastating condition. The good news is that in the state of California, a professional brain infection injury lawyer can help you go through the process of filing a personal injury claim.
At Johnson Attorneys Group, we have recovered more than $50 million for our clients in the past few years. We can surely help you get the compensation you deserve for a serious brain infection that was not your fault.
Call us today at 1-800-208-3538 or fill out this form to book a complimentary case evaluation. If we take your case, remember that you won’t pay any legal fees unless we successfully win or settle your case. Time is of the essence with these types of cases, so call today.