Our child Michigan medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits for children who are victims of malpractice against pediatricians, urgent care clinic doctors, and hospitals for failing to diagnose the cause of a pediatric fever. There are many possible causes of a pediatric fever and the physician must consider the causes of all conditions that may be an indication of a more serious medical condition. The harm suffered by the child can be severe and even lead to death.
Fevers in children typically last a few days at best and resolve without serious complications. However, child fevers are often not properly assessed and the underlying medical condition that caused the fever is misdiagnosed or untreated. Common conditions that involve a fever include:
•Meningitis: symptoms include nausea and vomiting, headache, irritability, tiredness, fever, neck stiffness and leg movements specific to the disease — Brudzinski sign and Kernig sign
•Appendicitis: symptoms include serious abdominal pain, nausea and fever
•Pneumonia: symptoms include fever, tiredness, rapid breath and heartbeat, cough and chills
•Sepsis or severe infection
•Other infectious diseases
Many of these conditions are more difficult to diagnose but still should be considered by the physician, especially if other symptoms are also present. These can include a rash, bump, or even a severe headache. Children, especially infants, cannot explain their complaints or symptoms like an adult and therefore the physician has a higher obligation to determine if a more serious condition caused the fever.
Choosing a Pediatric Malpractice Lawyer For Your Child
Although many Michigan lawyers may offer to represent you and your child in a medical malpractice case, it is important to choose a lawyer who handles serious medical malpractice cases every day and has significant experience and expertise in representing child injury victims. The hospital and doctor will have a top legal team and you need the best attorneys on your child’s side. The lawyer that you choose for your case is often the difference between receiving a fair settlement or no settlement at all.
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Contact Your Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that your child been the victim of medical malpractice from the misdiagnosis of a fever, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Submit.” Our experience attorneys will get back to you shortly.