Infants and children are misdiagnosed with astounding frequency, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. In fact, a recent study examining preventable pediatric medical errors found that diagnostic mistakes are the leading cause of injuries among pediatric malpractice victims. It also revealed that the types of injuries that patients suffer, and the exact ways that these injuries happen, […]read full article
Wheezing is highly prevalent among children. While many children will experience wheezing on at least one occasion, this belies the seriousness of this medical situation. Asthma is the most common condition associated with recurrent episodes of wheezing; however, wheezing can be a sign of another, perhaps more grave problem in infants and children. Doctors must […]read full article
As a parent, you know your child, but it is often difficult to identify medical conditions very early on in their their life. You may even have a sense that something is amiss but be unsure as to what is wrong. You trust your child’s pediatrician to recognize signs of a possible health issue and […]read full article
A bacterial outbreak at a hospital in Newark, New Jersey has now claimed the lives of three babies who received care in the University Hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The hospital’s infection control program was reportedly kept in the dark about the most recent deaths. However, the New Jersey Health Department became aware, subsequently sending […]read full article
Our experienced pediatric malpractice attorneys obtained $3,825,000 on behalf of a young girl who suffered significant brain damage due to undiagnosed infant respiratory distress in Essex County, New Jersey. Due to the negligence of the medical professionals responsible for diagnosing and treating her acute respiratory condition, the victim suffered severe brain injuries and permanent complications. […]read full article
Medical research has attempted to develop programs and processes for preventing patient harm, one example of which is the use of trigger tools. By understanding the instances and causes of adverse events, hospitals, doctors and other medical professionals can attempt to improve patient care. However, much of this work has concentrated on adult patients, 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.