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.
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:
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 medical negligence lawyers 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.
Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Proclaim Eclipse Personal Injury Awards in Manchester, beating off competition from across the UK.
Kay Kelly, head of the team said: “This is absolutely wonderful news and is a fitting tribute to the expertise and dedication of our clinical negligence lawyers.
“Clinical negligence is a particularly sensitive area of law which makes a tremendous difference to people’s lives. A successful claim can be vital for the person’s recovery and future quality of life, so to be recognised as being the best team in the country for our work means a great deal.”
The team is both proud and delighted to have won this award. The winning video submission can be viewed below.
You can view the highlights from The Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2018 here.
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