Understanding Pediatric Retinoblastoma

Pediatric retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that affects children which may cause blindness or death. Pediatric retinoblastoma malpractice occurs when a doctor’s negligence, whether by misdiagnosis of the condition, delayed diagnosis, or improper treatment, causes injury to the patient.

If you or a loved one have suffered injury, or even death, due to pediatric retinoblastoma, call Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP as soon as possible. We’ll work to earn you the compensation you deserve.

Proving Pediatric Retinoblastoma Malpractice

In order to be pediatric retinoblastoma malpractice, four conditions must be proved:

  • A patient/doctor relationship existed: The accused doctor must have been in a patient/doctor relationship with the patient.
  • Breach of duty of care by the medical professional: Doctors owe a high duty of care to their patients, a level of treatment equal to similarly trained professionals in their field. If the doctor does not meet this standard, a breach of the duty of care occurs. This breach of a duty can either be an act or failure to act.
  • Causation of injury to the patient: This breach of the duty of care must lead to the patient’s injury. For example, if the doctor improperly diagnoses pediatric retinoblastoma and the patient is injured due to this negligence, this is causation.
  • Damages to the patient: Damages must be shown to have occurred, including pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more.

Your Rights

mother and babyIf you, your child, or a loved one has been injured as a result of pediatric retinoblastoma malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. You’ll need an experienced lawyer on your side, because hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies often have great legal teams.

Call us or come in for a free consultation. We have the expertise and knowledge you need.

Monetary Damages

In a case of pediatric retinoblastoma malpractice, like all cases of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary damages. These damages include compensation for physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost future earning potential.

Time Limit

The statute of limitations sets a time limit on lawsuits. In pediatric retinoblastoma malpractice, there are few exceptions to this deadline and it’s best to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer will evaluate your claim, determine the value of your case, and help you decide if a lawsuit is the right course of action.

Call now, or come in for a free consultation, to discuss your options and the value of your case with an attorney.