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Honestly, most parents don't have time of energy to consider whether medical malpractice was the cause of their child's injuries because they are too busy taking care of their child's special needs. But they are also worried about their child's future--especially what will happen once the parents are gone.
We hear that over and over again when we talk to parents of disabled children.
You need information. You need answers.
Cerebral Palsy, brain damage, paralysis and other disabling conditions are sometimes due to medical malpractice or negligence, other times they are not.
And you won't know the answer until you have a thorough investigation of the medical records-- if the injury happened when your child was a baby, that means all of the prenatal records, labor and delivery and NICU records. If it happens later, it means all hospital records, test and scans.
Maybe your child was misdiagnosed at the hospital or discharged too early and didn't get the treatment she should have had. Or the doctor didn't follow up on test results he ordered and the lab specialist never called you about them.
Or they didn't talk to each other about your child's diagnosis, what symptoms to look for, or treatment your child needed.
Since we have represented and helped many families and children in medical malpractice cases over the years, we worked with established medical experts, consultants and specialists in investigating your case before coming to any conclusion. And if our investigation shows the hospital, GM or doctor followed the appropriate patient safety rules, we'll tell you that.
At least you will have the information. At least you will know.
For more information, give us a call at our office at (202) 393-3200 or email us at [email protected]. Both the call and the email are free and confidential. We also have a book we have written for parents and families. To obtain a copy of Picking up the Pieces after Medical Malpractice: Parent's Guide, head over to our resources page or shoot us an email for your copy.