Pediatric Errors

Pediatric Medical Malpractice/Errors
pediatric medical malpractice/errors

When their child suffers from a medical condition, worried parents put their trust in a doctor’s care. When that child is caused harm by the doctor’s negligence, a pediatric medical malpractice lawsuit may be in order to help the family receive compensation for their suffering.

What Constitutes Pediatric Medical Malpractice/Errors?

Medical malpractice typically involves negligence on the part of the doctor and the harm caused by that negligence. More specific examples include:

  • failure to timely diagnose and treat meningitis
  • failure to diagnose and treat appendicitis
  • failure to timely diagnose and treat pneumonia
  • failure to timely diagnose and treat infections
  • anesthesia errors
  • errors in ordering, transcribing, or dispensing medication
  • administering of “off-label” drugs
  • overall negligence in regards to the child’s care

Because children are still developing mentally and physically, pediatric medical malpractice can cause life-long physical and mental harm. Treating children is different than treating adults. When making a diagnosis or determining how much treatment is appropriate, a doctor should take into consideration the child’s age, weight, physical condition, and health history. Ignoring any of this information can cause the doctor to administer the incorrect medication or treatment to the sick child.

Malpractice and Negligence Can be Difficult to Prove – You Need Help

Providing sufficient evidence to prove pediatric medical malpractice or negligence is a complicated process. If your child is a victim of malpractice, you are entitled to monetary compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, prescription medications, or long-term care, as well as pain and suffering. Our knowledgeable attorneys will advocate for you and ensure that you have everything you need for a favorable outcome. Thurswell Law will not charge a fee unless you are successful in collecting compensation. Do what is best for your child and your family; call us today for a free consultation at (248) 354-2222.

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