Albuquerque Pediatric Malpractice Attorneys
At Curtis & Co., we understand that nothing is more devastating than seeing your child suffer due to a medical professional's negligence or misconduct. Our Albuquerque-based team of experienced medical malpractice attorneys is dedicated to standing up for the rights of children who have been victims of pediatric malpractice, providing comprehensive legal support and guidance throughout the entire process.
What is Pediatric Malpractice?
Pediatric malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional such as a pediatrician, nurse, or other medical provider fails to provide the standard level of care expected in their profession, leading to harm or injury to a child patient.
Common Pediatric Malpractice Injuries
Common injuries suffered due to pediatric malpractice can vary widely but may include:
Birth Injuries: These can occur during labor and delivery, leading to conditions such as cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, or brachial plexus injuries.
Medication Errors: Administering the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or inappropriate drugs for a child's age and condition can lead to adverse reactions or worsen the child's health.
Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis: Failing to diagnose or a delayed diagnosis of a medical condition can result in the progression of the disease and affect the child's prognosis.
Surgical Errors: Mistakes during pediatric surgeries can lead to complications such as infections, nerve damage, or organ damage.
Anesthesia Errors: Administering incorrect doses of anesthesia or improper monitoring during procedures can result in severe complications, including brain damage.
Infections: Hospital-acquired infections due to inadequate sanitation or failure to follow proper protocols can harm a child's health.
Failure to Monitor: Inadequate monitoring of a child's condition, especially in critical situations, can lead to serious complications or even death.
Inadequate Supervision: Negligence in supervising children in medical settings, leading to accidents or injuries.
Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: Performing procedures or treatments without proper informed consent from parents or guardians can be a form of malpractice.
Psychological Trauma: Mistreatment, verbal abuse, or inappropriate behavior by healthcare professionals can cause psychological harm to a child.
It's important to note that each case is unique, and the specific injuries resulting from pediatric malpractice will depend on the circumstances surrounding the negligence. If you suspect pediatric malpractice, consulting with a qualified medical malpractice attorney is crucial to understand your rights and explore legal options.
Why Choose Curtis & Co.?
Curtis & Co. has a team of compassionate and dedicated attorneys who specialize in handling pediatric malpractice cases in Albuquerque and across New Mexico. We understand the sensitive nature surrounding these claims and work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure justice prevails.
Your Child's Advocates
We are unwavering advocates for injured children and their families. Our goal is not only securing financial compensation for our clients but also ensuring such incidents do not occur again by holding negligent parties accountable.
Dedicated Legal Support
We offer personalized attention from start-to-finish during this challenging time – beginning with consultation through litigation if necessary – ensuring you're well-informed every step of the way.
We utilize an evidence-based approach aimed at building strong cases grounded on facts, leveraging our extensive experience in both law and medicine to provide the best possible legal representation.
Contact Us Today
If your child has been a victim of pediatric malpractice, trust Curtis & Co. to fight for their rights. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys who will assess your case and discuss the best course of action moving forward. You are not alone in this journey - let us be your advocate in seeking justice for your child.
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