What Is Medical Malpractice, and How Does it Apply to Children?
Medical malpractice is defined as an injury resulting from a doctor, nurse, or system/facility failing to do what they should have done by medical standards. By definition, medical malpractice should never happen to anyone. But it's even worse when a child or baby is affected.
If you are a parent of a child affected by malpractice, you may be fully focused on what your child needs today. But will your child have what they need ten years down the road? But what about when you're gone? Who will be there to help? How will the child manage when he or she is older? Or when the parents are gone? If your child is severely injured or incapacitated you may need resources far beyond what you can provide, both now and later.
Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers wrote this short guide to give parents answers; to explain the process of investigating and pursuing a medical malpractice case and how to find out if your child's disability was caused by a medical mistake. It will even tell you how to use a settlement to secure your child's future; even after you're gone.
Get the Information You Need to Move Forward.
For over twenty years our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have represented kids and families affected by medical malpractice. Many times it happened around the time of birth or when the child was very small. Many times it affected the child for the rest of his or her life. This short book will answer some of your questions about preventable medical mistakes, and get you started with good information if you and your family have bee seriously impacted by medical malpractice involving a child or a birth injury.