Fighting For Your Child’s Future After Medical Malpractice
When the negligence of a physician, nurse or other health care provider causes your child to suffer illness or permanent injuries, you want answers and you want to provide the care your child will need into the future. If your child was treated by a physician and now requires extensive medical treatment or a longer recovery period, speak with attorney David Gray of Gray Law, PLLC.
David has been assisting parents and their children with medical malpractice claims for over three decades. Though located in Louisville, he represents families throughout Kentucky. His colleagues often recognize his reputation for success in the courtroom by referring cases to him. You can rely on him to fight for your child’s best interest.
Common Injuries To Children
Injuries to minors can be similar to those adults suffer or may be unique to children. Injuries involving negligence that amount to medical malpractice, or the deviation from the reasonable standard of care for minors, may include:
- Birth injuries – These can result in brain injuries, physical injuries, death or permanent disability stemming from mistakes or mishandling during an infant’s delivery.
- Medication dosage errors – Children need medication dosages carefully calibrated to their size to prevent an overdose.
- Misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis – Whether a doctor missed a diagnosis completely, diagnosed the wrong condition or provided a late diagnosis, if the error caused harm to your child, you may have a claim.
- Surgical mistakes – Children can end up the victims of surgical errors, just as adults can, from errors such as surgery on the wrong body part, leaving items in the body or failure to monitor during anesthesia or recovery.
- Hospital infection – Unfortunately, hospital infections are far too common across all age groups, but children may not have the strength to fight such infections.
- Internal organ damage – This can be the result of many types of trauma, but often occurs after a medication error.
- Sepsis – You may have a claim for this blood infection if the doctor failed to diagnose or treat the condition in a timely manner.
No matter what type of error injured your child, they deserve compensation to help them recover and provide any needed care in the future. David is ready to fight for that compensation. In the worst cases, these errors can result in death. If that is the case, David can help you bring a wrongful death claim.
Understanding The Timeline
Medical malpractice claims can take longer than some other personal injury claims due to their complex nature. They often take up to two to three years to complete. The statute of limitations for bringing a medical malpractice claim in Kentucky is one year after your child turns 18 years old. If your child is turning 18 soon, you should discuss your case soon with an experienced attorney like David Gray.
Here To Help
David Gray is ready to help you through this process. He offers free consultations to discuss your situation and decide the best course of action to go forward. You may call his Louisville office at 502-205-7578 or contact him by email.