Pediatric Negligence Claims Lawyer
To a parent, nothing is more important than the welfare and health of their child. Parents put their trust in pediatric medical professionals to provide the highest level of health care for their child. When a pediatric physician does not provide reasonable care to protect the health of their young patients, they can cause serious injuries that could impact a child for the rest of their life. Parents have the right to pursue justice for their child if he or she is injured by the negligence of a pediatric physician, hospital or medical clinic.
Medical negligence of any sort is intolerable, but when the victim is a child, it is tragic. Adults, especially medical professionals, have a duty to protect children from harm. When an adult mistake or negligence harms a child, it is always unthinkable. When that adult is a doctor or nurse who has sworn an oath to provide care and never harm, legal steps should be taken to help ensure it does not happen again. Medical malpractice lawsuits not only can help with recovery for the child and family from pediatric negligence, they can help protect other children from the same injuries.
Types of Pediatric Medical Malpractice
Like all doctors, pediatricians and their nurses have a duty to provide reasonable care for their young patients. This includes diagnosing and treating illnesses, providing the correct medications and monitoring for adverse reactions. Children may not be able to express themselves like adults, so being aware of signs and symptoms of illnesses is even more important for pediatric medical professionals. Error and negligence that can lead to child injuries or death include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses
- Wrong medication or dosage
- Anesthesia errors – especially dosage and monitoring errors during surgery
- Surgical errors
- Postoperative errors
If a serious injury occurs, a child could be affected for the rest of their life. Anesthesia, surgical or medication errors can cause brain damage that may require special care. If you have a child who has been injured due to medical errors, or you have tragically lost a child to medical negligence, please contact Race Law Firm today. We can assess your claim and help you determine your best course of action. You may be able to recover compensation to help care for your child’s injuries or for your loss, and help prevent other children from being harmed by the same medical practitioner.