Pediatric Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice nearly always has unfortunate results, but when a negligent doctor injures a child, the aftermath can be devastating. No one wants to see an innocent child be led into harm’s way by the doctor who was there to care for him or her and make him or her better. But pediatric medical malpractice happens all too often.
Pediatric medical malpractice may be more likely to happen than errors affecting adult patients, because children are more vulnerable and have a more difficult time expressing their feelings, level of pain, and concerns. If your child has been the victim of a negligent doctor who failed to take appropriate safety precautions, contact the Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.
Examples of Pediatric Medical Malpractice
If a doctor lacks specific knowledge about the medical treatment of children, or simply fails to pay attention to his or her patients, he or she may make the following mistakes:
- Medicine overdose (Children’s systems cannot handle the same amount of medicine as an adult. An adult’s prescription can kill a child.)
- Mistakes during treatments and surgery
- Misdiagnosis of disorders that may present with different symptoms in adults
It is more difficult for children to understand their circumstances and speak up when something does not seem right. Therefore, doctors and parents must work together to make sure a child’s needs are being met. Unfortunately, inattentive doctors sometimes fail to meet this highly important duty.
If your child has been the victim of pediatric medical malpractice, contact the Iowa medical malpractice lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.