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Child Medical Negligece: Clinical Negligence Claims Children

 

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 by 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 have delayed the 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 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 Clinical Negligence Team Win 'Team of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2018

Lanyon Bowdler won the Clinical Negligence Team of the Year title at the Eclipse Proclaim 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.

 

Funding Your Claim

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Contact Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors

If you think your child has suffered pain or suffering at the hands of what you believe to be negligent care of a medical professional then we completely understand your distress. You need not suffer and worry in silence our team help families such as yours in many ways. Call us today or complete our online enquiry form on the right-hand side of this page and we will get in touch with you to discuss your situation and to explain what we can do to help. 

Please call for a friendly, confidential and compassionate approach to your situation.  There is no obligation you or any charges for our initial assessment. 

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for any form of Serious Injury Claim or Medical Negligence Claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team. Lanyon Bowdler's Medical Negligence team is widely acclaimed and recognised as one of the best clinical negligence departments in the country. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes and help to get your life back on track.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading UK full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in the UK.

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