There are a number of reasons why it is extremely important for doctors to exercise the utmost care when treating children. Youngsters are particularly vulnerable due to their underdeveloped states. Their immune systems are less effective in fighting off infections and illnesses, and they often lack the communication skills to thoroughly explain their symptoms. When a doctor makes a careless error, it can be difficult for a child to fully recover from it.
The Tacoma child injury lawyers of Fuller & Fuller understand how emotionally and financially difficult it is to have a child suffer from medical malpractice. Our experienced attorneys can help you recover the damages you deserve. Call us at 800-570-4878 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Failure to Diagnose Children
Because children are in such dynamic and vulnerable stages of their development, any serious medical issues that arise can cause them serious turmoil. While it is important for physicians to accurately and promptly diagnose dangerous illnesses that anyone may be suffering, it is even more pressing that they do so for ailing children.
The following conditions, when misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, can be cause serious and lasting complications or may even prove to be fatal:
- Bacterial meningitis
- Cystic fibrosis
- Mental illness
If your child has suffered from malpractice, then financial compensation can help you cover the cost of extended medical care. Not only that, but by taking legal action, you can help ensure that the physician at fault will not make similar mistakes in the future.
To learn more about your legal options, contact the experienced Tacoma medical malpractice lawyers of Fuller & Fuller today by calling 800-570-4878.