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Did A Pediatrician’s Mistake Harm Your Child?

It’s unfair for any child to suffer from illness or disability, but it’s an unfortunate reality many children and parents must face. Those families must place their child’s health in the hands of pediatricians and their staff members, and sometimes catastrophic errors are made.

The renowned medical malpractice attorneys at McKeen & Associates, P.C., have the experience, skills and resources to investigate cases of pediatric errors and hold the negligent parties responsible. While we cannot reverse the harm suffered by your child and family, we can help you secure financial compensation for the resulting injury and suffering. To view the results of some of our cases, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.

To speak with an experienced pediatric errors lawyer about your case, call 313-524-8570 or contact us online for a free consultation. At McKeen & Associates, P.C., we understand that your family is going through a difficult time, but if you’re considering a pediatric malpractice lawsuit, it’s important to involve a skilled Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Our attorneys also practice in Illinois and throughout the country.

Malpractice Lawsuits From Pediatric Medication Errors

Medication and anesthesia errors are among the most common mistakes involving the health care of children. A recent study found that 96 percent of children in hospital intensive care units (ICUs) were administered off-label drugs. “Off-label” describes the use of medication for a purpose that hasn’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While off-label meds may be useful, the study’s findings reveal that pediatricians aren’t being cautious enough when prescribing drugs to children.

Dosage errors are another type of mistake that often injures child patients. Factors such as the child’s weight and age are important when considering dosages and anesthesia; however, they are often overlooked and the child receives too much or too little medication. Overdosing and underdosing both present serious risks to children, including wrongful death.

If your child has suffered a pediatric medication error, the skilled attorneys at McKeen & Associates, P.C., can help you hold the negligent parties accountable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Email us or call 313-524-8570 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Detroit lawyer.

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