Our Michigan pediatrician malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against pediatricians. A pediatrician is a child physician who provides preventative health maintenance for healthy children and medical care for children who are acutely or chronically ill. Pediatricians manage the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their patients at every stage of development. Generally pediatricians focus on babies, children, adolescents, and young adults from birth to 18 years of age.
When a child is sick it is beneficial for them to be seen by a pediatrician, however there are occasions when a doctor fails to exercise the degree of care and skill that a physician of the same medical specialty would use under similar circumstances. The failure of a pediatrician to abide by this standard can result in child injury and in some cases deaths. When a pediatrician fails to provide correct care, which also includes medication errors and diagnosis errors, the injured patient may have a pediatrician malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of Pediatrician Malpractice
Common causes of pediatrician malpractice lawsuits include the failure to:
- Diagnose developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) or congenital hip dysplasia
- Diagnose testicular torsion
- Diagnosis appendicitis
- Diagnose and treat meningitis
- Properly perform a circumcision
- Diagnose juvenal diabetes and/or diabetic ketoacidosis
- Diagnose and treat respiratory failure
- Diagnose and treat influenza A and/or B
- Diagnose and treat viruses and/or bacterial infections
- Diagnose congenital heart conditions
- Diagnose cancer and/or tumors
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Pediatrician Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. However, if the claim is for injury to a child, you may have until his/her 10th birthday. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Pediatrician Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against pediatricians. Parents of children injured or harmed due to medical mistakes by a pediatrician should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.