Child Sustained Severe Brain Damage while receiving care at a Medical Facility? By Tod Aronovitz | 03/15/19 | 0 Comment

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When children receive medical treatment, great care must be provided as their bodies are still growing and developing. This is especially important with treatment that could affect a child’s brain development. If medical providers are negligent in their care of children and cause severe brain damage, then a Miami medical malpractice attorney at Aronovitz Law can help you pursue a claim for damages. 

What must be shown to recover damages?

In order to be successful in a claim related to medical malpractice, you must be able to show that the medical provider failed to exercise reasonable medical care under the circumstances. This includes providing evidence of what a similarly situated medical professional should have done in the situation. 

You must also be able to show that your child sustained damages as a result of the medical provider’s actions. Damages are placed into two categories, special and general. Special damages include those expenses that are out-of-pocket, such as medical bills. General damages include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of future earning capacity, and future expenses. 

A Miami medical malpractice lawyer at Aronovitz Law can assess your situation and provide a legal opinion as to whether you have a claim for medical malpractice. They can assist with gathering the necessary information, determining whether the medical provider has insurance coverage, contacting qualified experts, and making a claim against the medical provider. They will help you evaluate the case based on known settlements and jury verdicts in similar cases.  

How much will you be paid?

If you are successful in making a claim, the amount you recover depends on a variety of factors. These include:

  • The extent of the injuries/damages;
  • Policy limits of the provider’s malpractice insurance;
  • The permanency of the injuries;
  • Anticipated treatment/therapy required for the future; and
  • The child’s age.

Contact a Miami malpractice attorney

A malpractice attorney from Aronovitz Law can provide legal advice and representation to assist you in the claims process. We will advocate on your behalf in order to compensate for your child’s injuries. Contact us to learn more.