Delaware Child Injury Attorneys
Children have a different biology and develop different diseases and medical conditions than adults. When it comes to providing medical care to a child, you do not want a provider that thinks of them as little adults. Choosing an injury attorney if your child has been the victim of abuse or injury due to the negligence of another requires the same diligence. You need the help of our Delaware child injury lawyers as they have many years experience handling child sexual abuse cases, birth injury cases, child auto accident cases and child wrongful death cases. Let them out their experience to work for you and your family and help you get the benefits and financial compensation you deserve.
Please do not hesitate to contact our team of Delaware child injury lawyers. They offer free case reviews and charge no fees of any kind if they do not recover on your behalf. Serving child sex abuse injury victims and child injury victims in all of Delaware, Maryland & Washington DC.
Injuries to a Child
At the law firm of Shelsby & Leoni our Wilmington, Delaware Child Injury Attorneys represent the parents of children who have suffered medical injuries in Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We handle all types of pediatric injury cases, including meningitis, encephalitis, cancer, and other illnesses that can have a devastating effect on children and their families. We also represent the parents of children who suffer a traumatic brain injury as a result of sports injuries, car accidents, or other causes. Our team of Dover DE child sex abuse injury lawyers also represent children who have been the victim of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, teacher, doctor, sports coach or any other person of trust.
In addition to child auto accident and injury cases they also handle product liability claims involving children. These include Fisher Price Rock-N-Play Sleeper death cases, pressure cooker explosions and IKEA furniture cases among others.
Failure to Diagnose Meningitis or Encephalitis
If a child comes into a doctor’s office with a fever and is lethargic, the child may have a simple virus, a bacterial infection, meningitis, or encephalitis. Failure to diagnose pediatric meningitis or encephalitis can result in lifelong injuries that are devastating emotionally and financially to the family.
Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes (or meninges) surrounding the central nervous system. Meningitis is a very serious illness and carries the potential for brain damage, loss of hearing and eyesight, serious neurological damage, or even death.
Encephalitis, which is an inflammation of the brain, can be caused by a viral infection or other infectious diseases. Most children who have encephalitis will need care in a hospital with careful monitoring to prevent further swelling of the brain, which can result is permanent brain damage.
Depending on the age of child, there are different ways to detect meningitis and encephalitis. If the child is under age of two, the doctor can feel the soft spot on the baby’s head to see if there is an increase in intracranial pressure. With an older child, other signs and symptoms are critical to diagnose an infection.
Creating a Life-Care Plan
When a child has a brain or neurological injury caused by medical malpractice or another type of negligence, our lawyers will work with medical and financial planning experts to create a life-care plan for the child. Our goal is provide parents with the financial resources they need to care for their child at home and help their child live as full a life as possible.
Children’s Hospitals In DC, DE & MD
There are numerous children’s hospitals in the Baltimore and Washington DC areas and our Towson child medical malpractice attorneys have litigated against most of them and won. These are:
Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
Please call our email our pediatric medical malpractice attorneys for a free case review.
Contact Our Delaware Child Injury Lawyers
If your child has suffered a medical injury, we invite you to contact our Wilmington, Delaware child injury lawyers for a free initial consultation. You can also call our Delaware office directly at (302) 995-6210 or our Maryland law office at (410) 385-5612.
Our Baltimore Maryland child accident attorneys serve injured children throughout DE and MD. This includes Annapolis, Baltimore, Rockville, Towson, Bel Air, Bowie, Laurel, Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Dover, Georgetown, Milford, Seaford & Lewes.