Pediatric Malpractice

Syracuse Law Firm Fighting For The Families of Injured Children

Medical malpractice that results in the harm of a patient is never acceptable. But it is especially upsetting when the injured patient is a child. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help the families of injured children hold negligent medical professionals accountable.

Children rely on adults to keep them healthy and safe. Diagnosing and treating children can be challenging, as children are still growing and younger children are not able to describe symptoms. That's why a standard of care exists for all medical professionals who treat children. When that standard of care is not followed, the result can be physical harm to the child-or in some cases, death.

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Examples of pediatric malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose meningitis
  • Failure to diagnose appendicitis
  • Delayed diagnosis of birth defect
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Birth injuries

In general, pediatric malpractice is when a medical professional (such as a doctor or nurse) acts negligently, resulting in harm to a child patient. This negligence could be a specific action taken-or a failure to take action. The child may suffer the effects of an illness that could have been treated earlier, or suffer a new injury.

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When children are needlessly harmed because of medical malpractice, our firm holds the negligent parties accountable. In addition to the pain and heartbreak of seeing your child suffer, there are also economic damages. Taking care of a sick child can be expensive. You may also lose income if you take time off from work. We help families recover the compensation they need and deserve.

Pediatric malpractice can be difficult to prove, but our firm has the experience and the resources that win big cases. We know where to look for evidence of negligence and how to build a strong case that gets results. One of our partners will be personally involved in your case.

If your child has suffered harm as a result of pediatric malpractice, we can help. Tell us what happened and we can explain your options during a free consultation. Contact us today to set up an appointment.