Child Medicine/Paediatric Claims

Feeling helpless as a parent when your child is ill can be devastating. You trust the clinicians treating your child and your child’s health in their hands.

When things go wrong, however, it can have devastating and potentially life-long consequences.

Unfortunately, children can be harder to diagnose than adults as they often cannot describe their symptoms and clinicians can find it difficult to obtain a clear history.

Our experienced team of Clinical Negligence solicitors have a wide variety of experience in the above claims. If you are concerned that your child may not have been given the appropriate treatment at the right time then please contact a member of our team today for an initial no cost, no obligation assessment of your case.

All settlements on behalf of children need to be approved by the court and damages paid to minor children will generally be invested on the child’s behalf until they reach the age of 18. We will talk you through each step of the way to ensure that your child recovers the compensation they deserve.

Child Medicine/Paediatric Claims


Examples of a Breach in Duty of Care in treating a child

  • Birth injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Misdiagnosis of meningitis, septicaemia, osteomyelitis and tuberculosis
  • Dental injuries
  • Childhood diabetes
  • Orthopaedic injury claims including misdiagnosed fractures
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Complications from tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Undiagnosed seizure disorders (infantile spasms, epilepsy and pyridoxine deficiency)
  • Improper treatment of leukaemia

How long do I have to bring a claim for a case involving a child?

Generally, in a clinical negligence claim you will need to start Court proceedings within three years of the negligence happening. After three years the Defendant will be able to raise ‘limitation’ as a defence to any claim, and argue that you are out of time for bringing a claim. In cases where the Claimant is a child, limitation will not start to run until the child is 18 years of age. Limitation will therefore expire on their 21st birthday. If the claimant does not have mental capacity to litigate then limitation will not start to run until they regain capacity. There are exceptions, however, and so the best first step is to speak to one of the team for expert advice.

Why choose Waldrons?

Flexibility We are available for appointments at your home, at hospital or another location that’s convenient for you.
Dedicated You will have direct access to a Legal Advisor throughout your matter.
Established We have over 150 years’ experience in providing specialist legal advice representing individuals.
Costs We are clear on costs 100% of the time.
Local We have offices across the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Cheltenham.
Accredited Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel Accreditation.
Complaints We will help you make a complaint completely free of charge.
Child Medicine/Paediatric Claims

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