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Child Infant Asthma Malpractice Cases

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 asthma.

refers to an inflammation of the lungs, which causes the muscles around the bronchial walls to constrict.  This tightening of the airways produces extra mucus, which can then block the airways.  The result can range from minor wheezing and shortness of breath to life-threatening asthma attacks.

Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be treated.  With proper treatment, the effects of asthma can be controlled.  Treatment consists of avoiding asthma triggers and tracking the symptoms.  Medication can also be used to prevent flare-ups and decrease the risk if a major asthma attack develops.

In most people, the symptoms and effects of asthma change over time.  That is part of the reason why a child suffering from asthma and his or her parents should work closely with a doctor to monitor the symptoms.  By monitoring the symptoms, asthma attacks can be more easily controlled and even prevented almost entirely.

If the hospital, doctor, or other healthcare provider makes an unreasonably dangerous error in failing to diagnose asthma or in failing to recognize a worsening situation, the patient may have a valid medical malpractice claim.  Parents can learn more about the resources available to help support a child with asthma by visiting this resource group

Parents can learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits by visiting our firm's medical malpractice section. Another great resource on Michigan medical malpractice cases is our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Medical Malpractice Handbook," which will answer many questions you may have on these cases.