We entrust our children's health and lives to pediatricians. Pediatricians play an extremely important role in our children's healthcare since they are the ones that monitor the health and well being of our children. Pediatric malpractice is when a pediatrician fails to provide medical services and care to our children in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. The failure to provide good medical care can lead to very significant injuries and even premature death. The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has extensive experience in handling pediatric malpractice cases.
Sometimes pediatricians are rushed in their practice so they fail to pick up on or diagnose what could be potentially serious health issues. Because all children are different, and their complaints and presentations can vary, pediatricians need to customize the care and treatment they provide on a child by child basis. It is also the pediatrician's responsibility to perform full and adequate examinations for the purpose of screening for conditions the parent or child may not even be aware of. Depending on the child's presentation and history, additional testing and/or referrals may be needed.
There are many ways pediatricians can commit pediatric medical malpractice. Some examples of pediatric malpractice include:
- Failure to adequately and timely perform full physical examinations
- Failure to adequately screen the child
- Failure to timely follow up
- Failure to timely diagnose cancer
- Failure to timely diagnose meningitis
- Failure to timely diagnose leukemia
- Failure to provide appropriate medications
- Failure to appreciate the child's complaints
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to appropriately monitor the child
- Failure to timely diagnose infection
- Failure to timely refer the child to a specialist
The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has handled many pediatric malpractice cases. Our law firm has access to highly qualified pediatricians from outside of the area that will objectively review your case to determine if a physician failed to provide pediatric care in accordance with generally accepted medical standards.
Contact Our Pediatric Malpractice Attorneys
If a loved one was injured due to pediatric malpractice, call the DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. We have extensive experience handling pediatric malpractice cases. Consultations are always free and you will never be responsible for attorney fees unless we are able to recover compensation for you.