Measles is a dangerous respiratory disease that can lead to permanent health damage and death. In 2000, vaccinations administered since the 1960s all but eliminated measles. The current resurgence of the disease is mainly due to fewer parents vaccinating their children on time, or at all, and young doctors who are unfamiliar with the disease. […]read full article
Exploring Revealing Trends in Claims Against Medical Professionals for Negligent Care of Children A study titled “Trends in Pediatric Malpractice Claims 1987-2015: Results From the Periodic Survey of Fellows,” which appeared in the American Academy of Pediatrics in April 2020, reviewed the malpractice trends involving pediatricians over 28 years. Steven A. Bondi, JD, MD, et […]read full article
What Kinds of Evidence do You Need to Prove Pediatric Malpractice? While it may be debatable how high medical malpractice ranks in the top ten causes of death in the United States, the truth is that tens of thousands of patients die in hospitals annually due to avoidable errors. Some sources estimate that 440,000 patients […]read full article
Considering Filing a Lawsuit Against Your Family Physician for Mishandling Your Child’s Care? Know the Leading Reasons these Doctors Get Sued Taking your child to the doctor is an anxious experience. However, you chose your family doctor because you rely on them to give you the best advice on home care and diagnose your child’s […]read full article
When babies are born premature, they are at risk for several conditions related to underdeveloped organs, such as the lungs. Premature newborns are also more susceptible to infections and viruses, as their immune systems are weak. One of the more common conditions that a premature infant or newborn with low weight may develop is necrotizing […]read full article
What Happens when Your Child’s Doctor Fails to Diagnose an Ear Infection in New Jersey Nearly 90% of children under three suffer from at least one ear infection, causing flooded doctors’ offices each year. The fundamental problem occurs when a child’s ear infection goes undiagnosed, opening the door for significant complications that may spell permanent […]read full article
Malpractice by paramedics has the potential to leave vulnerable children, in need of emergency medical care, seriously injured. We all know the rules of the road when an ambulance comes screaming from behind or ahead of us. Pull the car over to the side of the road and let the transport vehicle pass. After all, […]read full article
Getting into a car accident is traumatic. Even if no one is hurt, just the sound of the metal-on-metal impact is jarring. However, when a vehicle driver or passenger is injured, the experience can scar those involved for a long time, if not a lifetime. This trauma is especially true when a child suffers injuries […]read full article
If you ask a child which of the holidays are their favorites, you will likely find Halloween is one of the top choices. Getting to dress up as their favorite hero or villain, fantasy figure, or real-life celebrity, children love to trick or treat with friends and family. The excitement causes little feet to run […]read full article
Children seem both indestructible and fragile at the same time. A six-year-old can fall off the jungle gym from a five-foot drop into the sand and dust off and keep playing, maybe after shedding a tear out of surprise or humiliation. An older adult is more susceptible to muscle sprains, back spasms, and whiplash with […]read full article
If your child suffered an injury, complications, or a medical condition resulting from medical negligence, you may have grounds for a pediatric malpractice or birth injury lawsuit. Learn more.
If a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other healthcare provider failed to provide adequate care for your child and they suffered harm, you can pursue compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Find out about damages.
The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit varies from state to state. The time limits may begin when your child's condition is identified, not necessarily when it occurred. Contact us for information that applies to your child's specific case.
Research published in the Journal Pediatrics found that 45 percent of pediatric patient medical errors resulting in harm were most likely preventable.