Your Child Deserved Better Care
Parents have every right to expect that pediatricians will make reasonable efforts to provide appropriate care for their children, including the accurate diagnosis of childhood illnesses. Unfortunately, some pediatricians do not live up to their legal responsibilities.
At the law firm of DeLuca & Associates, Ltd. in Providence, our experienced Rhode Island pediatric malpractice lawyers pursue claims on behalf of children and their parents. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated trial attorney, contact us today.
Did Your Child’s Doctor Provide Adequate Care And Attention?
Pediatricians, like all other doctors, can be held accountable when they fail to follow the standards of their profession and children get injured as a result of their medical negligence. The following are some of the major types of pediatric malpractice:
Failure To Diagnose
If your child has been harmed because your pediatrician misdiagnosed or delayed diagnosing them with a major illness, such as meningitis, pneumonia, asthma or appendicitis, you may have a medical malpractice claim.
The level of medication that is appropriate for a child depends in part on that child’s age, weight and related factors. If your child has been harmed due to improper medication, it may be possible to hold your pediatrician accountable.
Pediatricians have a responsibility to assess whether treatments that they recommend or perform are appropriate based on age. Recommending an inappropriate treatment may amount to pediatric malpractice.
Talk To Us About What Happened
If you believe your child has been harmed as a result of pediatric malpractice, don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your potential claim. You can call us at 401-354-7233 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. Our attorneys and nurses have the experience to build your child’s case with the help of cutting-edge technology and expert testimony.
We handle all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, so we will not charge you any fees unless we are successful at helping you obtain compensation for your child.