Injured Child from Medical Malpractice

Authored by Wendy Witt, Esq.

Has Your Child Suffered Brain Injury Because Of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice cases are negligence cases. This means that you must prove all the elements of negligence to win your case.

It is the worst. If your child has been injured, it's hard enough; but, to have that injury occur because a physician was careless, likely feels unbearable. Not only are you faced with the loss of what you thought was your child's future, you are facing your child's lifetime of medical bills, caretaking bills, loss of income, loss of benefits, and the like. Day in and day out, you have to deal with the after effects of someone else's carelessness.

For example, brain injury and Cerebral Palsy (caused by brain injury) are lifelong afflictions that cause years upon years of emotional, physical, mental, and financial stress. A brain injury changes everything. You need help.

You have a case for and a right to recover for medical malpractice if your child is injured by a medical professional (such as a doctor), who acted or failed to act as standard protocol would necessitate.

Get Help Where You Can

We are terribly sorry you and your family are going through an injury tragedy and wish there was never a need for us to write and you to read this article.

  • The best we can do is share the information we have and guide you to a personal injury attorney who can help you.
  • A personal injury attorney will let you know whether you have a case, what your case is worth, and how to proceed.
  • The best the legal system can do is to ensure that you are financially compensated for your expenses and losses caused by medical malpractice.

We all know we can't turn back the hands of time and prevent your child's injury. The most we can hope to do is help even just a little.

How to Find a Personal Injury Attorney Who Can Help You and Your Child

If you've met someone who has walked this path before you, you can ask for a referral to his or her attorney. Or, you can ask the bar association for a list of personal injury lawyers.

However, we suggest that you peruse our site, www.attorneys.org, choose a few attorneys to speak with, and select the attorney of your choice. You will receive a free no obligation case evaluation.

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