Pediatric Negligence

Dependable Legal Advice When the Victim of Malpractice Is a Child

At the law firm of Kenneth M. Levine & Associates, our attorneys advise parents about their legal rights when negligent medical care resulted in a child’s serious injury or death. For a free consultation about your right to damages in a case of pediatric malpractice, contact our office in Brookline.

Massachusetts Pediatrician Malpractice Claims: 617-566-2700

Medical malpractice cases involving infants and children present challenges of their own. Birth injuries and other trauma to very young children can be difficult to identify in specific terms, and it can be difficult to project a course of recovery. Massachusetts has a statute of limitations that differs depending on the age of the injured and the details of the case. Call the law firm of Kenneth M. Levine & Associates to discuss the statute of limitations as it relates to your case.

Proving Liability Through Knowledgeable Medical Experts

As in other medical malpractice cases, our lawyers work closely with medical experts in pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, early childhood development and other specialties. The objective is to show not only how particular mistakes in diagnosis and treatment harmed your child, but that these errors violated recognized standards of professional practice. Our job, in turn, is to present this evidence of professional liability in clear terms — first, in settlement negotiations; and if necessary, at trial.

Along the way, we develop very close working relationships with our clients. Constant communication about your experience with the doctors and your child’s experience living with a serious injury add crucially important detail to your case and can often show the way toward evidence that can make a significant difference to the outcome. Our law firm limits the case volume we handle so clients and their families can have all the contact they want with their lawyers.

Examples of the kinds of pediatric negligence cases we handle include:

  • Misdiagnosed sports injuries
  • Understated risks of surgery or other treatment in cases of serious illness or injury
  • Untreated or misdiagnosis of complications of birth injuries
  • Medication errors leading to severe allergic reactions or drug interactions
  • Improper diagnosis of infections like meningitis or appendicitis

For additional information about our experience with medical malpractice claims involving children of any age, contact the Boston pediatric negligence attorneys at Kenneth M. Levine & Associates in Brookline.