Texas Pediatric Malpractice Lawyers
While the medical care and technology available in the U.S. are among the best in the world, mistakes happen. Doctors fail to diagnose symptoms, misdiagnose, delay diagnosis and make surgical errors. When a medical professional’s careless or negligent act harms your child, a pediatric medical malpractice attorney can help.
Protecting the Rights of Children in Medical Malpractice Claims
At the Talaska Law Firm in Houston, Texas, our attorneys bring many decades of experience to the table when fighting for parents of children involved in pediatric malpractice cases. Our lead attorney, Robert Talaska, is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and each of lawyers bring extensive case preparation and trial experience to bear in every personal injury case they accept.
We recognize that personal injury claims are emotionally charged, particularly when the victims are children. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our clients. When you seek our help, we employ all legal measures within our power to obtain full and fair monetary compensation for your child’s losses.
Legal Help for Pediatric Malpractice Cases
The Talaska Law Firm offers legal services for children and their parents in pediatric malpractice claims, including cases involving:
- Injuries suffered during or as a result of surgery
- Mismanaged infections
- Failure to diagnose correctible anatomic problems
- Misdiagnosis of illness or injury
Many pediatric malpractice cases our attorneys handle involve emergency room physicians, nurses or other hospital staff. For a variety of reasons, children require different medical treatment than adults. In emergency rooms that do not customarily treat children, doctors and nurses may miss signs or symptoms of certain types of illness or injury. Lab, communication or diagnostic errors can have a more severe impact on the health of a child than on an adult.
Our Texas medical malpractice attorneys have handled many cases involving a failure to diagnose or properly treat bacterial meningitis, as well as other types of infections in children, which can often result in brain or other organ damage. We have also represented children born with congenital malformations or who had other complex problems that doctors did not treat properly, such as:
- Children whose perfusion and circulation were not correctly managed during complex cardiac surgery
- Minors who were not diagnosed with cancer on a timely basis or who were given another or incorrect diagnosis, often leading to their unnecessary death
- Children who were born prematurely and did not receive proper neonatal intensive care, leading to bleeding on the brain or cerebral palsy
- Children on ventilators whose care was mismanaged, leading to brain injury or other complications
- Children who were at risk for SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) but were not properly monitored who unnecessarily died from the malpractice.