Paediatrics is the study of illness and disease in children; in particular illnesses which are found in children and not in adults. They usually diagnose and treat infectious diseases which mainly spread among children and they also treat genetic conditions and diseases. Physiologically, children’s bodies are slightly different from adult’s and therefore paediatricians can also deal with developmental issues while a child is growing up. Some may specialise further into other areas such as child psychology, adolescent medicine or paediatric emergency medicine. Although all doctors are trained to care for their patients to the best of their ability, on occasion they may be over-worked or stressed due to a large amount of patients. This may lead to potential poor paediatric care which can have consequences for the child.
Poor paediatric care and negligence
Although medical professionals are fully trained in taking care of their patients, there is still the potential for an accident, injury or illness to occur due to poor paediatric care. Poor care may involve a lack of after-care post-operation, poor treatment during a hospital stay or incorrectly treating a condition. A doctor may fail to diagnose the illness or a misdiagnosis may occur. Any poor treatment which results in an illness or condition failing to improve or actually getting worse may be the fault of the medical professionals in charge of your child’s care. Where there is evidence that negligence occurred, you can get help claiming compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
How we can help
Taking care of your child’s welfare while in hospital should be a top priority for any medical professional. However, if there has been a lapse in judgement or a lapse in care for your child, you may be able to claim compensation where there is evidence of negligence. Accident Advice Helpline works with a team of solicitors who can offer you no-obligation advice when you call our free 24-hour phone line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We also operate under a ‘no win, no fee*’ policy which means that you do not have to get into financial difficulty to pursue your claim for poor paediatric care. Our team will take you step by step through the process and will help you obtain any evidence to help your case.