Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers frequently represent children in cases against negligent doctors, clinics, and hospitals. One type of case is the failure to properly treat and diagnose the condition of childhood pneumonia.
Symptoms and Causes of Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs that is usually caused by an infection from bacteria, fungus, virus, or other organism. Most cases of pneumonia develop suddenly, with the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
Pneumonia often follows a cold or flu, but it can develop independently of a prior illness. Pneumonia is a serious disease in anyone, but is a particular concern for senior citizens, infants, and young children, all of whose immune systems may be easily weakened or not yet fully developed. Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children.
Pneumonia can be treated through antibiotics, but the spread of antibiotic-resistant strains is a growing problem. Because of this risk and because of the severity of the infection, it is important for your doctor to take affirmative steps to prevent pneumonia from developing in the first place. Once pneumonia develops, early diagnosis and treatment may help minimize the consequences of the disease, but this is no substitute for avoiding an infection in the first place.
Time Deadlines for Filing a Pneumonia Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
You should be aware that there are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice suits in Michigan. In general, you must file your medical malpractice claim within two years of the injury or negligent medical treatment. There are some exceptions for cases involving minors, wrongful death cases, and other situations, but you need to discuss these with a lawyer as soon as possible. If you wait too long to contact a lawyer, your claim may be destroyed.
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Contact Our Pneumonia Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice in Michigan, you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
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