There is no greater tragedy than an infant who suffers because of medical malpractice. Injuries to young children are often more serious, and the future ramifications of negligence are harder to realize when a doctor or nurse fails to appreciate signs and symptoms a baby is having, be it an intestinal malrotation, neurological symptoms, effects from a medication, vaccination, surgical procedure, or a hereditary condition that should have been diagnosed at birth. Infants are more difficult to treat, and medical care providers and hospitals alike must ensure that pediatric trained physicians take care of children.
Hospitals must ensure that the nurses who treat infants are trained in pediatrics, and that the physicians who are credentialed have met the requirements needed to treat children. There is a separate standard of care medical practitioners must meet when a child is examined and assessed, and the experience and written protocols of any medical institution must comply with those standards.
At Gill and Chamas, we take pride in representing families of infants who have been victimized by substandard care. With over 50 combined years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, our team approach allows us to handle the most complicated issues and medicine, thus allowing a family to take care of their child, and leaving the litigation and fight against the insurance industry in the hands of lawyers who care.