We entrust the safety and well-being of our children to a variety of professionals: teachers, day care providers and doctors being the most common. When a professional with the task of protecting a child’s health instead acts in a way to cause injury to the child, the resulting reaction is often shock and disbelief.
When a child is injured due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, then it may be possible to bring a legal action against the doctor or other health care professional responsible for causing the injury.
Pediatric malpractice occurs when a pediatrician fails to act according to the accepted professional standard of care, and the inaction causes serious and avoidable injury to the child.
The definition of “accepted standard of care” is complex and changes depending on the context in which the child is being treated. If you suspect that your child’s pediatrician has engaged in some form of medical malpractice, resulting in injury to your child, you should seek early legal advice regarding your rights and options.
From our offices in New Haven, Connecticut, the law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., has represented people injured in accidents and as a result of medical malpractice for more than 30 years. We are a well-established law firm with attorneys who are rated AV Preeminent* through Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
Our attorneys have a combined 150 years’ experience aggressively advocating for the rights of injured people. Our reputation as a successful medical malpractice law firm is supported by the fact that we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients (learn more on the Cases & Verdicts page of this website).
Often, pediatric malpractice cases arise as a result of the pediatrician’s failure to diagnose a serious medical condition during a routine screening exam; e.g., vision problems, scoliosis, conditions of the urinary tract or hearing problems.
In any case of suspected pediatric malpractice, we will collect all relevant medical records and review them in-house for signs of malpractice. If necessary, we will also request an external records review by a member of our network of medical experts. Only after a thorough records review will be able to provide a thorough and practical evaluation of the lawsuit’s potential.
If we and our client decide to move forward with the claim, then our attorneys work closely with medical experts and financial planners to determine the full financial impact of the pediatrician’s actions. Our eventual financial demand will take into account all the child’s current and future medical needs as a result of the pediatrician’s malpractice. Then, we will pursue a fair and complete settlement through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and a jury trial if necessary.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all pediatric malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., today. Call 203-865-8430 or send us an email .
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Pediatric Malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.