When children and infants are suffering from an infection, timely diagnosis and treatment are important, otherwise significant damage can occur. Infections can become worse, making treatment longer and more difficult, untreated infections can result in costly and stressful hospitalization, and sadly, by the time doctors do intercede, it’s sometimes too late, and the illness leads to the child’s death. If you’re child’s infection has caused serious injury or death you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Medical Malpractice Attorneys for a free consultation.
Childhood Infection Injury Lawyer
Sadly, that was the result when a young girl with Downs’ Syndrome presented to the ER with a high fever, constant and severe stomach pains, and a raised white blood cell count. Doctors avoided diagnosing her with an increasingly obvious bacterial infection, and denied her of antibiotic treatment, against the recommendations of the hospital lab report.
The ER doctor eventually admitted the child to the hospital, still refusing antibiotic treatment, and though the child’s pediatrician believed it was a bacterial infection, she also delayed antibiotic treatments. Sadly, the young girl didn’t survive her infection, which was Streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.
Thankfully, most children survive their infections, though often with lasting damage, including:
- Vital organ damage
- Brain damage
- Central nervous system damage
When your child has been injured by delayed diagnosis and treatment, contact a Boston medical malpractice lawyer. Our child infection injury lawyer will help you determine what your medical costs and increased living costs will be, and help you seek the finances you’ll need, and the compensation you deserve.
Child – Mother Infection Lawyer
Pregnancy is a vulnerable time, for both the mother and her child. Untreated maternal infections can cause miscarriage, birth defects, and infections to be passed from the mother to her child, either during pregnancy or birth. These infections can include viruses or bacteria, and can cause complications, such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Learning disabilities
- Difficulty with sight, hearing, and motor skills
If your doctor failed to screen for, diagnose, or treat an existing infect, and your child suffered as a result, contact your child-mother infection lawyer. In many cases, the long-lasting effects of these infections can be devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake.
Contacting a Medical Malpractice Attorney
When your child is sick, you want them to get better, and doctors should be doing their very best to make it so. If a doctor’s error either resulted in neonatal infection, or delayed treatment of a serious infection, contact your Boston medical malpractice lawyer.
Your child deserves the very best long-term care, and you deserve compensation for your medical bills, and emotional damages. A medical malpractice attorney can help.