Seeking Justice in Pediatric Malpractice Cases

Oct 3, 2016 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Medical Malpractice Personal Injury

Male holding an infantAs a society, we rely on doctors and medical professionals to protect our health. This is especially true when it comes to the care of children. Pediatricians are entrusted to treat and heal the most innocent and vulnerable members of society. Parents rely on their pediatricians to provide them with useful information, accurate diagnoses, and effective treatments. When a doctor provides substandard care, patients may have a medical malpractice cases. Medical malpractice can compromise a patient’s health and quality of life. At Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., we fight to ensure that pediatric malpractice victims are justly compensated for their losses. Contact our Brooklyn, NY practice today to schedule a case evaluation if you believe your child was the victim of pediatric malpractice.

Proving Pediatric Malpractice

Medical professionals are human and they are not expected to successfully treat every patient that they work with. There are certain illnesses or injuries that simply cannot be treated. However, doctors and other medical professionals are required to meet a certain standard of care. In the most basic terms, medical malpractice is defined as a situation in which a doctor or medical professional fails to meet the level of skill and competence that would have been provided by another medical professional in the same situation. Cases of pediatric malpractice are those in which the patient is a child. If a patient suffers from an illness, injury, or death due to substandard care, he or she has a right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

To prove liability in a pediatric malpractice case, it needs to be shown that the expected standard of medical care was not met, and that the patient suffered as a result. Most medical professionals have experienced legal teams defending their actions. That is why it is best for pediatric malpractice victims to have their own team of experienced attorneys. Gary A. Zucker and his staff have a great deal of experience representing pediatric malpractice victims. They work with experts in the field to show liability in these cases.

Pediatric Malpractice Damages

If the court finds evidence of pediatric malpractice, then patients have a right to be financially compensated for the damages they have suffered. Some of the most common damages in pediatric malpractice cases include:

  • Medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Costs of additional medical care (including surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy)
  • Anticipated costs of any long-term treatment that is needed
  • Future loss of wages
  • In the case of wrongful death, funeral costs and other damages may be awarded

Our attorneys will fight on behalf of our clients to ensure they are compensated to the maximum extent of the law.

Schedule a Consultation

If your child has been harmed or injured and you believe it is due to neglectful medical care, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at Gary A. Zucker and Associates, P.C. at your earliest convenience. Our attorneys will be happy to discuss the details of your case and recommend the most appropriate course of legal action.

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