Meningitis negligence solicitors

Half a million people living in the UK have had meningitis with about 9,000 new viral and bacterial meningitis cases every year. Sadly, 1 in 10 cases of bacterial meningitis are fatal and 1 in 3 survivors are left with lifelong after-effects. 

Meningitis can affect anyone, of any age, at any time. At Boyes Turner, we can help rebuild lives and support families suffering from the impact of this disease.


Interim payment for young boy with pneumococcal meningitis

Boyes Turner have secured a liability judgment for a boy with impaired hearing, language and...

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Delayed diagnosis of meningitis brain damage claim settled

Our client The parents of Rupert*, a three year old approached our expert team to make a brain...

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Ongoing claim following delay in diagnosis of pneumococcal meningitis for young boy

Boyes Turner solicitors currently represent Matthew* in a case involving a delay in diagnosis and...

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Nicola's Case - Deputyship

Nicola* is a young lady based in the north of England. Nicola was damaged at birth and...

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I am overwhelmed by the outcome in terms of the monetary value and know I should consider it as a near a 'sorry' as I am likely to get from the hospital. It will be nice to start the process of closure on the whole issue now and look towards the future for us as a family. 

Mrs T, Surrey 

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The lifelong impact of meningitis

Meningitis is life changing, even when appropriate treatment is provided in a timely manner. However, if a diagnosis is missed or treatment is delayed, the avoidable consequences can be catastrophic.

Thousands of families have lost loved ones to meningitis and many survivors are left with permanent after-effects such as hearing loss, epilepsy, amputation and learning difficulties.

As meningitis claims specialists we obtain maximum compensation and rehabilitation for survivors living with the impact of the disease following negligent meningitis medical care.

We look to obtain early financial assistance for our clients to help them recover, rehabilitate and rebuild their lives. This early financial assistance can be used for further medical treatment, equipment and care needs.

Our fundraising pledge

We are excited to support Meningitis Now and the Meningitis Research Foundation in their campaigns for greater awareness of meningitis signs and symptoms and provide support services to families affected by the disease.

Meningitis signs and symptoms

Meningitis and septicaemia often happen together. Symptoms can occur in any order.

Be aware of all the signs and symptoms.

Signs and symptoms of meningitis

Common signs and symptoms of meningitis include the following:

  • a fever, often with spots/rash that do not fade under pressure
  • feeling and being sick
  • irritability and a lack of energy
  • a headache
  • aching muscles and joints
  • breathing quickly
  • cold hands and feet
  • a stiff neck
  • a dislike of bright lights
  • drowsiness
  • fits (seizures)

Babies may also:

  • refuse feeds
  • be agitated and not want to be picked up
  • have a bulging soft spot on their head (fontanelle)
  • be floppy or unresponsive
  • have an unusual high-pitched cry
  • have a stiff body

For more information and a printable signs and symptoms card, click here.

Meningitis support

“Whatever your experience of meningitis, we know that it can change people’s lives forever.
For some, the support of family and friends will get them through, or for others the help and support we can provide is vital.  We never want anyone to suffer alone; our support is for children, teenagers and adults.  We offer our help to the whole family, friends and community.”

Meningitis Now

We can help you access support and rehabilitation services as part of a meningitis compensation claim.

We are here to help

For more information or to speak to one of our experts, please call 0800 029 4802