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
Encephalitis or brain swelling is a virus or viral infection that can make someone extremely sick or die, especially for pregnant women and their babies, if left untreated. The arboviruses that typically cause encephalitis come from animals, like rodents and birds or insects. The virus is transmitted from animals to humans via blood carried by […]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
Circumcision-Related Medical Malpractice Claims in New Jersey After the birth of their newborn, parents must make many important decisions before leaving the hospital. One such decision is whether to circumcise or not. For religious, cosmetic, or hygienic reasons, parents may consent to their doctor removing the skin covering the tip of their baby’s penis. A […]read full article
Pediatric Nurses Interrupted by Phone Calls have been Associated with a Rise in Medication Errors The cell phone is a double-edged sword, as anyone knows. A ringing phone or pinging text message while driving can splinter a driver’s attention and create a danger to others, but the roads are not the only dangerous settings for […]read full article
Pharmacists make mistakes, and just like doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other medical professionals, they are liable for medical malpractice when they hurt others due to their negligence. People are hurt by neglectful, careless, inattentive, insufficiently trained, hurried, or otherwise negligent pharmacists who fail to uphold their duty of care when dispensing prescription drugs. Sadly, the […]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
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
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.