It is especially devastating when a child is the victim of medical malpractice. Despite the medical care and technology available in the United States, mistakes still happen. When a doctor fails to diagnose symptoms, misdiagnoses a condition, delays diagnosis, or makes a surgical error, the results can be life-altering and life-threatening.
When a child is injured, life-long expenses can result. Children who suffer due to pediatric malpractice may require expensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy, and professional care. They may even require this care for their entire lives. The family of a child injured due to medical malpractice should not have to bear this financial burden.
Cases of pediatric malpractice may involve emergency room physicians, nurses, or other hospital staff. There are many reasons why children require medical treatment that is different from adults. Emergency rooms often do not treat children on a regular basis. Therefore, the doctors and nurses in the emergency room may miss signs or symptoms of certain types of illness or injury. Errors with the lab, in communication, or diagnostic errors can lead to a severe impact on the health of a child, more so than that of an adult.
In a case of suspected pediatric malpractice, we will collect relevant medical records and review them for the signs of malpractice. After thoroughly reviewing the records we will be able to provide a thorough and practical evaluation of whether the lawsuit has potential. If your claim has potential and the client decides to move forward, then we will find and work with the right medical expert to help prove fault and the extent of damages the child suffered. This will help to provide the child with the maximum amount of compensation for their medical needs, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Personal injury claims involving a child can be emotionally charged. If you or a loved one has had a child that has been the victim of pediatric malpractice, contact an experienced Kingston, New York medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your case.
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