Medical negligence claims involving children regularly occur from errors in treatment and delays in diagnosing typical childhood illnesses and infections. If these conditions are left untreated, this could lead to a permanent disability or even death.
Young children are particularly at risk of injury arising out of delayed diagnosis and incorrect treatment, as they often cannot communicate how they feel and their symptoms are overlooked.
If your child has been a victim of medical negligence, our highly experienced team of solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler can assist you pursue legal action. For advice on making a child negligence claim please contact Kay Kelly, Head of Clinical Negligence or one of her team on 0800 954 9936.
Paediatric compensation claims
Consultant Paediatric Surgeons primarily deal with medical attention on children. They will usually oversee surgical problems that arise in early childhood such as abdominal hernia, acute abdomen, appendicitis, intussusceptions.
Negligence by Paediatric Surgeons usually relates to a misdiagnosis or a poor outcome following an operation or procedure.
There are many reasons why a parent may wish to pursue legal action against a paediatrician. Our solicitors have gained experience dealing with child negligence claims and are familiar with a wide variety of examples including:
- Failure to promptly identify, diagnose or treat serious infections
- Failure to diagnose and treat chronic illnesses such as asthmatic attacks, diabetes or epilepsy
- Failure to recognise the significance of headaches and/or deteriorating sight leading to delays in diagnosis of tumours
- Maladministration of drugs and drug doses which can result in permanent disability or death
- Failure to correctly identify and treat fractures
- Complications from tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
- Undiagnosed seizure disorders (infantile spasms, epilepsy and pyridoxine deficiency)
- Improper treatment of leukaemia
How to make a claim
Paediatric compensation claims are not just limited to negligence by a paediatrician. If a general practitioner, hospital staff member, or any other medical specialist has provided negligent treatment to your child, and if this has resulted in 'damage', then your child may be eligible for compensation.
At Lanyon Bowdler we have a reputation of expertise in handling children's compensation claims for medical negligence. Our solicitors’ team can provide you with the legal knowledge and experience need to peruse a successful case.
To set up a free consultation call 0800 954 9936. or visit one of our offices throughout the Midlands, with ideal locations in Hereford, Ludlow, Telford, Shrewsbury and Oswestry.