Children's medicine is different from other areas. Some medical issues are unique to children and need specialist input, whilst treatment of children can involve both the patient as well as their parents or representatives.
Consequently there are a number of specific issues that come up in the medical care and treatment of children and young people that are different from the sorts of questions arising out of adult care.
Such specific questions include whether the child has been adequately examined; whether a clear picture of the problem was obtained; whether expert advice was obtained at the earliest opportunity; whether the treatment put in place was the most appropriate solution; and whether the parents or representatives should (or, in certain situations, should not) have been involved in all of these stages.
If you are concerned about the way your child was treated, you need specialist advice. Michelmores has extensive experience of dealing with cases involving children and young people.
If you would like to discuss a medical negligence claim relating to children's treatment in confidence, please contact us for discreet and impartial advice.