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
Missed and Delayed Diagnosis, Surgical Repair Mistakes, and Other Types of Negligence with Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate According to the Centers for Disease Control’s data, one in 1,700 newborns in the United States is born with a cleft palate, a birth defect of the mouth. The deformation occurs early in a fetus’s development when the […]read full article
NJ Pediatric Lack of Informed Consent Attorney When a person must undergo surgery requiring anesthesia or obtain other health care services, such as blood transfusions, cancer treatments, certain medical tests, or vaccinations, healthcare providers must obtain the informed consent of the patient before administering treatment. This is typically written and applies to the vast majority […]read full article
Child Allergic Reaction Lawyers Representing Victims across New Jersey Allergies are not uncommon, as many people young and old experience seasonal allergies, hay fever, and food allergies. Most live with them without life-threatening episodes, perhaps with annoying sniffles, watery eyes, or itchy rashes–unless they experience anaphylaxis. A severe allergic reaction to an allergen, like bee […]read full article
Inadequate documentation and poor communication in pediatrics can result in significant harm for children. All treating professionals need to be in close communication in pediatric patient care, and in the absence of live conversations, require extensive documentation through medical records-keeping to understand the current situation. When communication breaks down, or complete and accurate records about […]read full article
NJ Pediatric Malpractice Attorney Explores Chiropractic Care for Infants & Children Chiropractic care is among the most prominent areas of alternative medicine in the United States, now used for adults, children, and infants alike. In fact, chiropractors are now the third-largest contingent of healthcare providers in the U.S. who have primary contact with patients. Only […]read full article
Child Infection Misdiagnosis Lawyers in NJ Any parent who has taken a child to the pediatrician has likely heard, at least once, that a child’s cold symptoms are caused by a viral infection or flu that cannot be treated with antibiotics, and the infection must simply run its course. Usually, this diagnosis comes with instructions […]read full article
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
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.