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What Are Children Medical Error Cases?

As medical errors in the case of children can have dire consequences because of the fragile nature of the patients and their inability to articulate response, children medical errors are treated very severely by the law, as in the case of surgical errors, wrong dosage, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis etc.

Although more fragile, children are not being kept safe all the time, even in the most famous hospitals. Doctors work long shifts, they attend unexpected or unplanned emergencies and medical errors happen. However, this does not mean a medical error, of any kind, should be excused, especially those regarding children. A child medical error case is a situation where:

  • The wrong dosage of medication was administered
  • A surgical error happened
  • A diagnosed was delayed, or
  • The doctor failed to diagnose the child correctly, or
  • The lab results were wrongfully interpreted.

Your child is exposed to injuries from the moment you bring him or her into the world. This is why, choosing a good doctor is a critical factor, and sometimes it can make the difference between a happy, normal life and a life of pain.

How Do I Check Out a Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

If you want to find out whether a doctor or the medical personnel has been accused of medical malpractice you might want to investigate the standards of care appropriate for your specific case. This can be determined with the help of another medical doctor and by documenting the medical care records for your particular case. Additionally, a medical malpractice attorney can offer you guidance and advice during these investigations.

A medical malpractice case is a complex situation where the review of your medical records is necessary in order to determine if negligence was involved during treatment. One should investigate what is the appropriate standard of care for his/her specific case and what should a reasonably skilled medical provider do under those circumstances. The opinion of an expert medical witness might be useful in order to determine if the medical care provided fell below the accepted standards.

You can begin a Florida doctor search by looking up his/her Florida medical license or online profile. Start by accessing this website to get the basic information. Once you find the practitioner that interests you, the site will give you the exact name, address, and license number. When you access the Practitioner Information tab on the same site, you will be able to find further information about the physician, such as:

  • Board certifications
  • Medical school attended
  • Residency training
  • Other states where licensed
  • Criminal convictions
  • Some discipline and malpractice information

However, the information is supplied by the physicians themselves. None of the information is verified by the State of Florida, except supposedly the criminal background check, so make sure you search in several places.

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