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What To Do If Your Child Suffered Injuries Caused By A Doctor's Medical Malpractice

What To Do If Your Child Suffered Injuries Caused By A Doctor's Medical Malpractice

When malpractice harms your child through newborn delivery, a routine checkup, or during treatment of a serious illness or condition, it can feel like a betrayal by the medical establishment.

We trust hospitals and doctors with the health of what is most precious to us, and when they betray that trust through avoidable mistakes or blatant negligence, the law says that we can and should receive compensation. While nothing can take away the trauma of a child's pain or loss, at least we can make sure that we are able to pay for medical care to fix the problems caused by malpractice.

A medical malpractice lawyer can help you stand up for your child in court and get the funds that you need.

Legal counsel is essential these days as medical malpractice is on the rise. Most hospitals and doctors have high-powered attorneys to try and absolve them of any blame before a judge. A malpractice lawyer's job is to fight for your child and ensure that justice is served.

What You Need to Do

If you believe that your child has been injured as a result of a doctor's medical malpractice, the first thing you need to do is get as much medical documentation as possible. Get medical test results, reports and lists of things done. Get a list of your child's new symptoms as well as a second opinion from a doctor you can trust. Your lawyer will need to prove three things:

  • Your child suffered harm
  • The doctor carried out a procedure incorrectly or inappropriately
  • The incorrect procedure can be directly linked to the child's injury or illness

Without the proper medical documentation, none of these can be proven in a court of law. It is useful to gather as much of these documents as possible before you have your initial meeting with a lawyer.

Lawyers On Contingency

Once you make your initial appointment with a medical malpractice lawyer and bring the documents to the meeting, your lawyer will tell you whether or not you have a case. If you have a case, the lawyer will work for you on contingency. You will only have to pay if and when you win or settle the case. Malpractice settlement damages often include payment for legal fees, so you will not have to pay anything out of pocket.

If your child is injured due to a doctor's medical malpractice, contact an attorney today!