There are many ways that your child could get injured, but you might not think that they could face an issue when seeking medical attention. While medical professionals are trained to assist and provide help, certain issues can occur that could end up doing more harm than good. In this section, we discuss some of the most common medical issues that your family might face when bringing your child to the doctor. Understanding these issues can help you prevent them or can help you get help if they occur.
One very common issue that your child may face is an error related to prescribed medicine. Sometimes the wrong medication or the wrong dosage is prescribed. Something as simple as poor handwriting can mean that a prescription is improperly filled and administered. These are very common medication errors that you should watch out for if your child is prescribed medication.
Your family should also watch out for medical malpractice, which happens when a doctor is negligent and makes an error. The most common form of medical malpractice is failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a patient. This issue can lead to complications because it means that the patient can’t be properly treated for their medical condition. There are many ways to prevent these medical errors, which you can learn about here. A few ideas for preventing medical malpractice include providing a full medical history for any health professional working with your child, answering all questions accurately, and communicating with doctors and nurses. You’d be surprised by how many issues can arise due to simple miscommunication.
Another issue to watch out for when seeking medical treatment for your child is an error in the emergency room. Chances are that your child will have to take a trip to the emergency room at some point. Maybe they fall off their bike, get sick, or need stitches. In these situations, taking them to the emergency room might be your first thought. But because emergency rooms are so fast paced, errors can occur here.
Finally, in this section you will find some tips about choosing the right pediatrician for your child. A few tips for finding the right pediatrician include following recommendations, considering the doctor’s staff, and considering how your child feels about the doctor. Finding someone that you trust who has a good reputation can reduce the risk for medical errors and malpractice issues.
We all want to prevent medical issues for our kids and protect them from any injury or illness. You can follow the tips in this section to learn more about medical issues and how to prevent them. If your family is in a situation where medical malpractice or a medical issue has already occurred, you should seek the help of an attorney. A personal injury lawyer can assist your family and make sure that you get the justice that you deserve. For more information, check out the other pages in this section, or contact our office. We are happy to help.