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Pediatric Malpractice

When you entrust your child's well-being to a pediatrician, you expect them to provide the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence can occur, leading to serious consequences for your child's health and future. 

If your child has suffered harm due to pediatric malpractice in Syracuse, or anywhere in the State of New York, it's crucial to seek the help of experienced legal professionals who can protect your rights and fight for the compensation your family deserves. 

Syracuse Pediatric Malpractice Attorneys

At The Porter Law Group, our dedicated team of pediatric malpractice lawyers understands the devastating impact medical negligence can have on a child and their family. We are committed to holding negligent medical professionals accountable and securing the compensation necessary to support your child's ongoing care and future needs. 

If your child has been a victim of pediatric malpractice, contact us today at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule a free consultation.

What is Pediatric Malpractice?

Pediatric malpractice is a type of medical malpractice where a pediatrician, i.e. a doctor specializing in child care, fails to provide the appropriate standard of care for patients, resulting in harm or injury. This can take the form of:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to treat
  • Medication errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Improper referrals to specialists

While no type of medical malpractice is ever good, it is particularly egregious when it happens to children. They are more vulnerable to the consequences of medical negligence as they may not be able to effectively communicate their symptoms or advocate for their own health. 

One might even argue that pediatric malpractice is one of the highest paying malpractice cases. Judges and juries take special consideration for the plight of children who either died or became permanently disabled. 

What are the Common Examples of Pediatric Malpractice?

The following cases of pediatric malpractice are often the subject of personal injury litigation:

  • Failure to diagnose diseases
  • Delayed diagnosis of birth defects or serious conditions like leukemia
  • Medication errors leading to adverse reactions or complications
  • Failure to adequately monitor a child's condition or development
  • Birth injuries due to negligence prenatal care or delivery

If your child was a victim of these, or any other cases of pediatric malpractice in Syracuse and the State of New York, call the experienced pediatric malpractice lawyers at the Porter Law Group for a free case evaluation. We work with experts in the medical field who can review your child’s records and tests, and testify in court on your behalf. 

How are Pediatric Malpractice Cases Decided?

Pediatric malpractice cases are decided when there is significant proof demonstrating the following: 

  • There was a professional duty of care owed to your child; 
  • That the pediatrician deviated from the accepted standard of care in dealing with your child’s condition; and, 
  • That this deviation was the proximate cause of the injuries suffered. 

It is not enough to show that your child suffered from an injury to recover compensation for pediatric malpractice.

Pediatric malpractice cases are complex, especially in New York. You will need to be aware of the statute of limitations within which you are allowed to bring a case forward, and deal with different documentary and filing requirements. This includes the filing of a certificate of merit which requires prior consultation with at least one licensed doctor. The Porter Law Group can take care of these things for you. 

What Type of Damages Can I Recover if My Child was a Victim of Pediatric Malpractice?

When a pediatrician's negligence causes harm to a child, the consequences can be far-reaching and long-lasting. Injuries resulting from pediatric malpractice may include claimable damages such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future treatment and rehabilitation
  • Permanent disability
  • Emotional trauma and psychological distress for both the child and their family
  • Lost future earning capacity 
  • Diminished quality of life

These consequences can place an enormous financial and emotional burden on families. Which is why it’s essential to seek the guidance of a skilled pediatric malpractice attorney who can help you recover the compensation you and your child deserve.

The experienced lawyers at the Porter Law Group have recovered millions of dollars* for families whose children were victims of medical malpractice in the State of New York. The following results are a testament to the commitment and dedication of our firm:

  • $8.3 million dollars recovered in a settlement for a premature infant who suffered profound and permanent disabilities due to the physicians’ failure to properly manage the mother’s pre-gestational diabetes.
  • $8.25 million dollars recovered in a settlement for an infant who suffered permanent physical and cognitive disabilities due to physician’s failure to properly manage labor and delivery. 
  • $3.8 million dollars recovered in a settlement for a 9-year-old boy who suffered extensive injuries due to the physician's failure to diagnose the condition and institute the appropriate care and treatment plan.
  • $2 million dollars recovered in a settlement for a case involving a two-year-old child who suffered profound physical and cognitive disabilities as a result of pediatrician’s repeated failure to diagnose a medical condition. The case settled while the jury was deliberating. No money was offered by the insurance company until the jury began deliberating.
  • $1.25 million dollars recovered in a settlement for a young girl who suffered significant physical and cognitive injuries. It was a result of the hospital’s failure to make a timely stroke diagnosis and provide her the benefit of otherwise available treatments. Jury trial lasted two weeks, and no money was offered by the insurance company at any point before the verdict was rendered.

Contact The Porter Law Group

If your child has suffered harm due to pediatric malpractice in Syracuse, you need a legal team that combines experience, knowledge, and compassion. At The Porter Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured children and their families. We work closely with respected medical experts to build strong, compelling cases that hold negligent pediatricians accountable for their actions.

While you focus on your child's recovery and well-being, let us handle the legal aspects of your case. Don't let pediatric malpractice rob your child of a bright future. Contact The Porter Law Group today at 833-PORTER9 or email us at info@porterlawteam.com to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards securing the justice and compensation your family deserves.

Last Updated on June 6, 2024 by Eric C. Nordby
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