Children Medical Malpractice

Medical Negligence and California Children

Medical malpractice which victimizes a child can have a devastating impact upon the lives of both you and your child. Adults at the very least have the ability to question some forms of medical treatment, but children simply do not enjoy this luxury. They must blindly trust that doctors and nurses will act in their best interests when treating them for a medical condition.

Parents need legal answers when their innocent children suffer serious injuries because of medical malpractice. At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, I counsel the parents of children who are injured or killed at the hands of negligent medical professionals. Located in San Diego, California, my firm focuses largely on medical malpractice claims against California’s largest healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente. For more information about your medical malpractice lawsuit, contact my office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer and Meningitis

Both cancer and meningitis can have fatal consequences if left undiagnosed in children. However, while these conditions get progressively worse over time, they are treatable if properly diagnosed.

  • Bacterial meningitis: This infection of the fluid around the spinal cord and brain can go undetected in children, because of its flu-like symptoms. If detected early, it is treatable with antibiotics. However, when it is misdiagnosed, the infection can cause brain damage, paralysis, and even death.
  • Cancer: The earlier doctors are able to detect cancer in a pediatric patient, the greater the chance they have to recover. However, the consequences are generally devastating when a doctor fails to detect cancer, incorrectly diagnoses a patient, or prematurely discharges a child cancer patient.

Wrongful Death Claims

How can any parent calculate the financial loss associated with the death of a child? No words of an attorney or civil lawsuit will ever come close to compensating parents for the death of a child or infant. However, wrongful death claims can provide families with some measure of justice and semblance of peace following such a devastating loss.

If your child suffered medical malpractice, whether in the form of surgical error, or misdiagnosis, contact the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, to schedule a free initial consultation. I am a skilled lawyer who represents people with children medical malpractice claims throughout Southern California, including El Centro, Los Angeles, and Palm Springs. All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis, so you do not pay me any fees unless I am able to secure you the necessary compensation. Please call 619-573-6034, toll free 866-934-2432.