A parent in Louisiana whose child has been injured or suffered illness due to substandard medical care is able to seek justice by failing a medical malpractice claim in a civil court. Parents of a young girl in another state did so when their daughter allegedly suffered injury caused by hospital negligence. They have requested a jury trial on behalf of their child.
The minor age girl was treated at a local hospital, but her parents say those who tended to their daughter failed to properly diagnose her condition. This apparently caused the child to suffer injury, including a symptomatic condition known as "foot drop," which is usually a sign of a greater health problem. Foot drop often occurs when damage has occurred in the sciatic nerve or anterior portion of the lower leg.
As plaintiffs, the girl's parents are seeking more than $50,000 in damages. They are suing a Pittsburgh hospital, as well as several doctors and other health agencies. The couple has stated their daughter's physical injuries were directly caused by inadequate medical care.
Many times, the injuries of patients who suffer due to hospital negligence could have been prevented if medical staff members had acted appropriately in the treatment and care they provided. Any Louisiana parent with questions regarding the process of filing a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a minor age child may contact a personal injury lawyer in the area. Medical injuries often require further treatment, surgeries or assisted living care in order to achieve full recovery. Many families are unprepared to meet the often exorbitant costs associated with such care; in which case, a successfully litigated claim may provide monies that can be used to offset expenses.
Source: pennrecord.com, "Forbes Regional Hospital, others accused of negligence in child's care", Louie Torres, Nov. 29, 2016