Medical Negligence

Child Medical Negligence Compensation

Delays in diagnosing common childhood illnesses and errors in treatment are usually the reasons behind many medical negligence claims involving children.

Young children in particular are at risk of incorrect treatment or misdiagnosis because they struggle to communicate so their symptoms are sometimes overlooked.

As a parent or guardian, having a seriously ill child is your worst nightmare and if the professionals who are meant to look after them fail in their duty of care, it is simply devastating.

Taking legal action may not be at the forefront of your mind during what is a very difficult time, but our highly experienced specialists can talk you through your options in a clear, friendly and sensitive way.

PAEDIATRIC COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Consultant paediatric surgeons are the medical professionals who oversee procedures involving problems like appendicitis, abdominal hernia, intussusceptions and acute abdomen.

Negligence from a paediatric surgeons is often related to a poor outcome following an operation, or misdiagnosis in the first instance.

As a parent or guardian, there are a variety of reasons why you may choose to take legal action, and it’s vital to have an experienced team of legal specialists by your side throughout the process.

The solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have dealt with a wide variety of child injury and child negligence claims relating to a number of issues, including:

  • Failure to diagnose or treat chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, asthma attacks or epilepsy.
  • Failure to diagnose or treat serious infections.
  • Giving the wrong drugs or drug doses, resulting in disability or even death.
  • Failure to recognise the significance of deteriorating sight and/or headaches which has delayed diagnosis of tumours.
  • Improper treatment of leukaemia.
  • Complications from adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy.
  • Failure to identify and treat fractures correctly.
  • Not diagnosing seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, infantile spasms and pyridoxine deficiency.

HOW TO MAKE CHILD INJURY CLAIMS

Any negligent medical treatment which has caused harm to your child can be eligible for a legal claim. Paediatric compensation claims are not limited to work undertaken by a paediatrician.

The solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have an excellent reputation for handling children's compensation claims sensitively and effectively. Our legal specialists can provide all the knowledge and experience needed to pursue a successful case.

CONTACT LANYON BOWDLER SOLICITORS

Give us a call on 0800 464 0086 or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Ludlow, Bromyard and Hereford so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.