Florida Pediatric Malpractice Lawyer

As a parent, you put a lot of trust in your children’s health care providers. You believe they will provide the highest standard of care to keep your child healthy. Unfortunately, careless mistakes by negligent pediatricians can cause injuries and long-term consequences for your child. If this happened to your family, contact Freedland Harwin Valori Gander today to speak with a skilled Florida pediatric malpractice attorney and learn how we can help you seek justice.

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Pediatric care is essential for your child’s health. As your little ones grow, your pediatrician will ensure their development is on track, provide preventative care, treat common conditions, and diagnose health issues. However, pediatricians and their medical support staff can make mistakes. When these mistakes lead to serious injuries, financial losses, and a compromised quality of life that affects your child’s future, your family deserves justice.

With a focus on medical malpractice cases, our Florida attorneys at Freedland Harwin Valori Gander are ready to help you fight for your child’s rights. We are with your family every step of the way as we pursue the maximum compensation for your losses and your child’s suffering. Schedule a free consultation with our team to speak with an experienced pediatric malpractice lawyer now.

How Can Parents Recognize Pediatric Malpractice?

Parents may wonder if their child is a victim of pediatric malpractice or if their doctor simply made a harmless mistake. While minor errors by pediatricians can cause slight inconveniences, significant miscalculations that fall below the standard of care expected of the pediatrician are very different.

Medical negligence happens when health care professionals fail to meet their duty of care to their patients. Malpractice occurs when a breach of duty causes injuries and losses for the patient that could have been prevented had the doctor provided the proper care. Some examples of medical negligence in children include the following:

Injuries Resulting From Medical Malpractice

When doctors make careless medical errors, and that negligence harms children, the results can be devastating. Some common injuries caused by pediatric malpractice include:

These injuries can range from minor to severe, causing permanent disabilities for children. If your doctor’s negligence caused any of these injuries to your child, contact Freedland Harwin Valori Gander for a free consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options.

What Are the Steps To Take If Pediatric Malpractice Is Suspected?

If you suspect your child is a victim of pediatric malpractice in Florida, it’s essential to act quickly. A swift response can help your child get the necessary care and preserve vital evidence that can impact your case. Some steps to take include:

  1. Seek immediate medical care and a second opinion from a qualified doctor.
  2. Keep copies of all medical records and care instructions provided by the pediatrician.
  3. Document your child’s symptoms, including pictures, videos, and journals.
  4. Speak with an experienced Florida pediatric malpractice attorney.

Because these cases are particularly sensitive and complex, choosing the right lawyer is crucial to the outcome of your child’s case. 

Why Choose FHVG as Your Florida Pediatric Malpractice Attorney?

At Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, we understand how difficult it can be on the whole family when your child suffers an injury caused by a medical professional you thought you could trust. With extensive experience in pediatric malpractice cases, our compassionate team of dedicated malpractice lawyers can guide you through the legal process. Many of our attorneys also have experience defending medical providers on the other side of the aisle, giving us a unique perspective when fighting for our clients.

Our comprehensive legal services include the following:

If a pediatrician in Florida injured your child, put our decades of experience to work for you. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation.

Who Can Be Held Responsible in Pediatric Malpractice Cases in Florida?

In Florida, pediatricians who fail to provide the standard level of care and cause injuries to patients may be responsible for damages. However, there may be other liable parties that can be held accountable. A skilled Florida pediatric malpractice lawyer can identify all parties who share liability, including:

Medical malpractice claims in Florida are often complicated. Even if a health care practitioner was negligent, the hospital or health care center that employs them may be vicariously liable for damages. Also, it can be challenging to sue some government hospitals in Florida because of sovereign immunity. Speak with our team to see if you qualify for legal action and how we can help you proceed with your case.

What Do Parents Need to Know About Time Limits on Pediatric Malpractice Lawsuits?

Florida’s pediatric malpractice statute of limitations imposes a deadline for victims to file a lawsuit and claim compensation for damages. According to Florida law, medical malpractice victims have two years from the incident or when they discover the injury to take legal action. If you do not file a claim by the deadline, you may lose the chance to recover any compensation.

However, pediatric cases may have exceptions. In some cases where the injury is not readily apparent, that two-year deadline may be extended until the child’s eighth birthday. Consult an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss the opportunity to get the financial support your child needs and deserves.

What Compensation Can You Seek in Pediatric Malpractice Cases?

Victims may recover substantial damages in pediatric malpractice cases depending on the extent of the injuries and losses. Your child may qualify to claim compensation for the following:

To maximize your recovery, you need an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney who can identify and fully value your damages. Contact us to learn more about what your case may be worth.

Our lawyers have handled nearly every type of common pediatric malpractice cases, including failure to diagnose congenital heart defects, failure to properly treat pneumonia, failure to timely intubate, failure to diagnose retinoblastoma, and many other similar cases. We use highly skilled expert pediatricians, pediatric neurologists, pediatric emergency room physicians from major hospitals around the county to make sure we understand the specific technical aspects of every pediatric malpractice case.

Contact Our Florida Pediatric Error Lawyer Today

At Freedland Harwin Valori Gander, we care about every client and treat them like family. We offer personal attention, open and accessible communication, and compassionate support throughout the claims process to help you secure the best future for your child. With over $2.6 billion in settlements and verdicts recovered for our clients, you can trust that we will get the job done.

Stand up for your child’s rights and hold the negligent pediatrician accountable with our award-winning Florida pediatric malpractice attorneys. Contact us to schedule your free consultation with our team today.

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