As a parent there is very little worse than seeing your child ill, especially if it is a young child as they are generally inconsolable and unable to tell you what is actually the matter.
As a parent, you do everything you possibly can to try to alleviate any suffering you are aware they are in and often seek medical attention sooner for their ailments than you would your own.
When it comes to the care and treatment of your child’s illnesses you want nothing but the very best. You want the best possible advice, best possible care and when it comes to medicine you want the very best quality.
If, for some reason, you do not receive the best care possible and your child suffers as a result then you may be entitled to make a claim for financial compensation. Speak to an injury solicitor in Otterburn today to find out more.
Experienced Solicitor in Otterburn
An experienced solicitor in Otterburn can help you make a claim if your child has suffered as a result of:
- Clinical negligence
- Defective products
Your child may have been affected by clinical negligence if a doctor or other medical professional has failed to diagnose their condition in a timely and efficient manner. An injury solicitor in Otterburn will be able to tell you whether the situation you have been involved in was just an unfortunate error, which you cannot make a claim for, or if it did actually constitute clinical negligence.
Clinical negligence is found to have occurred when a medical professional should reasonably have been expected to act in a different way – for example, if they should have been able to make the correct diagnosis with the information available (and another medical professional would have done with the same information). Failure to do so would result in clinical negligence.
The consequences of such a failure could have far reaching and often serious implications. Speak to an injury solicitor in Otterburn today to find out more information and start your claim today if you have been affected by a situation such as this.
It may be that your child has suffered as the result of a defective or faulty product. Recently there has been a nationwide recall of a certain children’s medicine. This medicine could be purchased off the shelves, without prescription, and was one of the leading brands for childhood coughs.
Many parents have turned to this brand over the years to help soothe and placate poorly children, none more often than during the wintry months when coughs and colds are rife, spreading through nursery groups and playgrounds like wild fire.
This particular brand noticed that, due to a manufacturing error, plastic particles were to be found in the medicine itself. Some children had either ingested this plastic, or had started to choke on it. One child even had lacerations on their throat caused from swallowing a plastic shard.
If you child has suffered in a similar situation, do not hesitate to contact an injury solicitor in Otterburn to find out how to make a claim.
Date Published: 21st December 2013
Author: David Brown