Child Hurt by Negligence or Medical Malpractice?
Injury Attorneys for Children and Families
Hospitals are supposed to be symbols of new life and healthy recovery. Unfortunately, personal injury caused by medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. No matter how dedicated or skilled doctors and nurses are, many hospitals and health care facilities are understaffed and overcrowded, and that is when serious medical mistakes happen.
Our firm mainly focuses on children who suffer from the negligence of doctors. Something may have gone wrong during delivery, or your doctor may have prescribed a medication that harmed your child. Even if it was an honest mistake, it caused serious harm, and you deserve to be compensated for everything your family is going through.
Can I File a Personal Injury or Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Injured victims, and family members who lost loved ones, can file a personal injury, medical malpractice or wrongful death suit if:
- An individual or entity acted with carelessness or negligence
- An individual or entity failed to provide reasonable care
- You sustained a serious injury or a loved one passed away
- This injury had measurable damages
- The responsible party’s actions was the primary cause of the injury or death
What Do I Do After a Serious Personal Injury?
After you begin the healing process, it is very important to document the aftermath. The people responsible, along with their insurance providers, will attempt to prove that other factors were responsible for the injury. Keep careful notes regarding:
- Dates and times of the incident that caused the injury
- An ongoing record of your symptoms in a personal, dated diary
- Details from all your doctor visits, including topics discussed and treatments suggested
- All medical receipts, including lists of drugs administered or prescribed, along with procedures performed
- Photos of the injured area
The more notes you take, especially early on, the more likely it is that your lawyer can build a strong case in your favor. You must contact an attorney as soon as possible: there are statutes of limitations for these kinds of cases, and certain documents have a way of disappearing if they cast a doctor or hospital in a negative light. There is no charge for your first meeting with us.