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by Jeff Rasansky - December 1, 2013
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

It is possible to file a medical malpractice claim if the victim of the malpractice was a child. Texas has very specific requirements regarding filing these lawsuits. These requirements constitute medical malpractice information that you have to get from a qualified attorney. By and large, however, filing a medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the child is the same as filing one for an adult.

Wrong Treatments

When children are given the wrong treatment for a condition, there is sometimes an opportunity to file a claim for medical malpractice. They may have been given the wrong treatment because of the failure to diagnose their condition correctly, which is a very common reason that people file medical malpractice claims. They may also that have been given the wrong treatment because the physician didn’t take enough time assessing their case. Whatever the reason, a child who has received incorrect treatment may be in a position where they have been the victim of malpractice.
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Sometimes, it is not the doctor who is actually responsible for the malpractice. Incompetence on the part of nursing staff or the healthcare facility itself are both reasons to consider filing a lawsuit for malpractice. In cases where the nursing staff or paramedics behaved in a negligent manner, you will generally end up suing the healthcare facility for which they work. They are typically regular employees of the healthcare facility as opposed to a doctor who, is generally on contract with the facility that they work at.

Lawyers

You want to make certain that you hire a competent lawyer to represent your child. There are a few different ways you can determine how suitable a lawyer is to work on your case that can help you to make a good decision.

First and foremost, you want to make certain that the lawyer has experience with these cases. Medical malpractice law is a difficult field and malpractice lawyers have to be very experienced to argue these cases effectively. Once you’ve found an experienced lawyer, see if you can get a free consultation with them. Good lawyers will generally offer this as a service to potential clients. The third thing you want to look for is the opportunity to work with them on a contingency agreement. This allows you to get their services without paying upfront fees and, if you happen to lose your claim, you don’t owe them any money at all.

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