Medical Malpractice Attorneys For Injuries To Children

If your child is suffering from an unexplained injury or deformity, there may be answers. If your child suffered some form of injury while in the care of doctors, surgeons, nurses or other medical providers, you NEED these answers. An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you obtain the answers you are looking for and help you hold the negligent healthcare professionals accountable.

At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, in Toledo, Ohio, we help parents just like you through difficult situations involving medical malpractice. Contact us to discuss how hospital error or other medical malpractice may have contributed to or caused your child to suffer from a serious injury or deformity.

When A Doctor's Negligence Hurts Your Child, The Injustice Is Overwhelming

Child medical malpractice can lead to child and infant medical complications:

  • Late diagnosis of a birth injury: Delays in reaching developmental milestones (walking, talking, reading, understanding, reacting, etc.) may trigger questions of whether your child suffers from some form of birth defect. Most instances of cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy or other birth injuries are diagnosed at birth or shortly after. However, in certain cases, it is possible for symptoms to go undetected until early childhood.
  • Medication errors involving children: Proper dosage is so important when medication is being given to a child or infant. Dosage calculations must consider weight, metabolism and many other factors. Due to the vulnerability of children, an incorrect dose of a medication can be very damaging. In extreme cases, overdose could cause brain damage, kidney damage, spinal cord injury or death.
  • Surgical mistakes during child surgeries: It is nerve-racking to wait while your child is in surgery. You are forced to place full trust in the surgeon and operating room staff. When mistakes occur during surgery, the medical professionals should be held accountable. We accept serious surgical mistake cases involving botched circumcisions, errors in a tonsillectomy, inadequate follow-up care, or other child injury resulting from a surgical error.
  • Wrongful death of a child: One of our most significant wrongful death cases involved a child nursing home patient who received inadequate care and died as a result. Failure of nursing staff to provide proper tracheotomy care caused the child to suffocate. If your child died tragically as a result of a doctor error, we are here to help you cope with the devastation and pursue justice.

Generally, medical malpractice cases must be filed within a certain time period following the incident which caused the injury. However, in cases involving birth injuries or injuries to a child the statute of limitations is longer. Your child may have until his or her 19th birthday to pursue a claim (so don't assume it's too late). Regardless, it is important to talk to an experienced lawyer as soon as you suspect there is a problem.

Contact a medical malpractice attorney at the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates to discuss your child's injury, deformity or sudden wrongful death.