Mississippi Attorneys Stand Up for Children Injured by Medical Malpractice
Fighting to obtain compensation for children who suffer because of medical negligence
Is your child showing signs of injury or illness after visiting the doctor or hospital? Medical negligence occurs in hospitals across the country with alarming frequency. If you suspect the careless action of a surgeon, hospital or other healthcare provider may have caused your son or daughter’s injury, you need to seek competent legal counsel.
Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm of Biloxi, MS has more than 130 years of combined legal experience. Our lawyers take great pride in advocating for children who suffer injury at the hands of physicians, nurses and hospitals in Gulfport and throughout Mississippi. We consult with expert medical witnesses to determine the full extent of your child’s injuries to seek proper compensation.
Common pediatric malpractice lawsuits
If you are wondering if you have a valid medical malpractice claim, you should consult with a lawyer. Our lawyers provide you with an honest and straightforward review of your case. In addition, we explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the process of filing a lawsuit, and what to expect as a worried parent. Common pediatric malpractice cases include:
- Medication errors — Since children are fragile and still developing, doctors must prescribe medications with caution. If a drug dosage is off by even a minor amount, depending on the medication, it may cause injury or death to the child.
- Mistakes during surgery — Our lawyers represent children who sustain many different types of surgical malpractice injuries, including botched circumcisions and tonsillectomy mistakes.
- Wrongful death — If your child dies while receiving inadequate or negligent care from a doctor, hospital or other healthcare provider, our experienced legal team can help you pursue justice.
- Failure to detect illnesses — If a doctor fails to diagnose a disease or condition correctly that a reasonable doctor in the same situation would likely properly diagnose, that physician may be liable for medical malpractice. For example, if your infant has meningitis and your doctor fails to diagnose the condition, thereby causing harm to your child, you may be able to file a claim for compensation.
In some cases, a child may suffer a lasting illness from birth that inhibits the ability to grow and develop. Since the statute of limitations for medical malpractice is one year for community hospitals and two years for private hospitals, you need to speak with a skilled attorney the moment you believe your child is a malpractice victim.
Like adult malpractice cases and other personal injury claims, the key to obtaining compensation in a pediatric malpractice case is proving the defendant acted negligently. You must show the doctor owed your child a duty of standard care and breached that duty and, as a result, your child suffered actual damages.
Let a compassionate team of medical malpractice lawyers fight for your child
As a parent, you may naturally feel angry after your child suffers injury at the hands of a doctor or other healthcare provider. We at Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm understand why you are upset, and our lawyers want to help you obtain the compensation you and your child deserve. Located in Biloxi, we regularly assist medical malpractice victims in Gulfport and throughout Mississippi. To schedule a free consultation to speak directly with a lawyer, contact us today online or call 228.273.4455.