Children rely on their parents to keep them safe. Parents rely on medical professionals to provide their children with the care they need for their health and well-being. Sadly, some medical professional fail to uphold their duty of care to their young patients, and the results can be devastating.
Serious injuries to children can lead to life-long expenses. Many of the children who have suffered from pediatric malpractice require expensive medical treatment, rehabilitative therapy, and professional care. They may require this care for the rest of their lives.
Instances of pediatric malpractice are often due to an error in diagnosis. This can happen because proper tests were not ordered, the results of a test were misread, or symptoms were ignored. Most cases of pediatric malpractice involve emergency room physician, nurses, or other hospital staff when proper specialists have not been consulted and care is being rendered by physicians who are inexperienced in the care of children.
Common causes of pediatric malpractice include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Deformational plagiocephaly
- Emergency room errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat respiratory distress
- Medication errors
- Nursing errors
- Surgical errors
Nobody can prepare for medical malpractice. If you have a child who has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced Kingston, New York medical malpractice attorney to evaluate your case. We will thoroughly investigate your child’s case in order to uncover any negligence committed by physicians, surgeons, nurses, or the hospital so you can recover damages for medical bills. These bills can include rehabilitation and adaptive equipment, and life care planning. You may also be able to recover for pain and suffering.
There are time limits under which you have to file a timely medical malpractice claim. We will need to find the right medical experts to help prove fault and the extent of the damages endured. Therefore it is important that you seek the aid of counsel as soon as possible to evaluate your case.
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