Unfortunately, medical errors occur every day. If your child has been the victim of a medical error, you should seek the help of an attorney as soon as possible. In this section of our website, we explain some of the most common medical injuries, and what you can do to protect your family.
Common Medical Injuries
First, consider that one of the most common medical injuries that occurs is errors with anesthesia. Anesthesia can be extremely dangerous, especially for young children. If not properly administered, it can lead to complications such as blurred vision, dizziness, coma, or even death. If your child is the victim of an anesthesia error, an attorney can help you seek justice.
Anesthesia oftentimes goes hand-in-hand with surgery. But, not all surgeries are necessary, especially for children. If your doctor advises an unnecessary surgery and complications arise, they could be liable.
Another common medical injury to consider is a birth injury. The birthing process is complex, and errors can occur along the way. Such errors can cause problems such as oxygen deprivation, erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, and more. Trying to figure out if someone is at fault for a birth injury or if it was unavoidable can be a difficult process. A lawyer can help you review the facts of your situation and determine next steps.
In addition, consider that paralysis as a result of medical negligence is another common medical injury. Paralysis could occur as a result of a birth injury, an accident that occurred during surgery, an improper diagnosis, and more. In these instances, a medical professional may be responsible for the paralysis. Again, it is important to determine if paralysis was inevitable or if it was the result of the doctor’s negligence. An attorney can help you make this determination.
The last type of medical injury that we discuss in this section is injury from a medical device. If the device itself malfunctions or has a faulty feature, you could sue the company that made the device. If the device was used incorrectly, the doctor may be at-fault and you could sue the doctor. Also keep in mind that if you are aware of many people who face the same issue that your family does, you can get together and file a lawsuit for all of you. This is called a class action lawsuit. The benefit of this type of lawsuit is that you can make a strong case against the doctor, hospital, or manufacturer, since you have several instances of issues with the device. This is something that you can consider with your lawyer.
This list explains some of the most common medical injuries that your child might face. If you think that your child’s doctor is responsible for their injury or a medical issue that they face, check out the pages in this section to learn more. You can also contact an attorney to learn more about your situation and your options.