Medical malpractice claimed in case of disabled child

When individuals in Tennessee seek the help of a medical professional, they are often putting their health and even their life in the hands of a health care provider. In the unfortunate case when a medical professional makes an error, the effects can be very harmful, if not catastrophic. When this is the case, the victim may choose to pursue a medical malpractice suit.

A severely disabled child's mother is suing a medical facility out of state over her allegations that her son was subjected to multiple instances of medical malpractice. The medical facility in question is a residential pediatric facility that cares for severely disabled children. The woman states that her son resided there for six years.

The son suffers from a severe disability that prevents him from seeing, walking or talking. He had been doing well prior to a new administration taking over in 2012. The mother claims that her son's well-being and health began to decline thereafter due to substandard care as well as gross neglect. She asserts that this resulted in his being rushed to a hospital for critical illnesses four separate times.

When an individual in Tennessee seek help from a medical professional but receives negligent care that leads to serious injury or death, that individual -- or the surviving family members of a deceased patient -- may opt to file a medical malpractice suit. Properly navigated, the compensation that is sometimes derived from this can help the individual or family members with medical expenses and other documented financial damages. In these circumstances, it makes sense to consult a personal injury attorney who has experience with handling medical malpractice claims to assess the validity of a claim and to provide ongoing support in seeking justice.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Mother of disabled child claims medical malpractice", Andrey Burin, July 29, 2015

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