Meningitis and Encephalitis Misdiagnosis

Meningitis and encephalitis cases are similar in their seriousness. They both put both adults, and especially children, at risk of permanent brain injury, septic shock and death. At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, we take legal action to hold Arizona hospitals and health care providers accountable for medical malpractice concerning improper treatment for these serious infections.

If a loved one has been affected by meningitis or encephalitis, we urge you to consider legal action for medical malpractice. Often, these cases are caused by a failure to diagnose the infection properly in accordance with the standard of care commonly used by physicians and health care providers.


Meningitis is an inflammation of the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation is largely caused by infection from bacteria, viruses and certain microorganisms.

Meningitis can be life-threatening. Accordingly, doctors and other health care professionals should treat it like a medical emergency. They are trained to recognize signs often associated with the condition, including fever, confusion, loss of consciousness, altered consciousness and vomiting.


Encephalitis is a dangerous condition that causes inflammation of the brain. The causes include both viral and bacterial infections. Symptoms of encephalitis include acute onset of fever, headaches, confusion and seizures. If this condition is not diagnosed and properly treated immediately, the patient may experience permanent and catastrophic injury.

Our law firm also handles cases related to Group-B strep and septicemia.

If someone you love has suffered meningitis or encephalitis and you believe that the negligent care of health care providers caused the serious permanent injury, talk to a lawyer. To contact the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., please call us at 602-635-7603. Initial consultations are free and confidential.