Addressing Children’s Injuries
San Diego Child Injury Attorney
At the Law Offices of Robert Vaage, we have helped countless injured individuals
obtain the justice they need after becoming injured as a result of negligence.
We believe that the voices of
personal injury victims should be heard, especially when the victim is a young child.
If your child has been injured or harmed because of the recklessness or
oversight of another individual or party, you need to speak with us as
soon as possible. We can help you file an injury claim on behalf of your
child in an effort to obtain the compensation you need to pay for all
the costs associated with their injury.
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What You Can Do if Your Child is Sick
Parents often become intimidated by their pediatrician’s hectic schedule
or are so preoccupied with caring for their children that they can’t
remember all the questions they meant to ask. For their part, physicians
become fatigued and preoccupied when continually confronted by dozens
of sick kids and weary, worried parents. You should be able to confide
any fear to your pediatrician without threat of ridicule. Feel free to
ask any question you want — even if it may seem silly or unimportant.
Here are some suggestions you should follow if your child is sick:
- Bring a list of symptoms and questions with you.
- Before you leave the pediatrician’s office, make certain you understand
exactly what ails your child. Is it a viral or bacterial infection? What
symptoms indicate it is under control? What symptoms mean it is growing
worse? What medicines are being prescribed? Have the doctor read the prescription
to you and write down the medicine’s name, how it should be consumed,
the recommended dosage, with or without food, allergic reactions to look
for, etc. Make sure the drug you pick up at the pharmacy matches what
you’ve written down.
- If a substitute physician examines your child, which often happens during
the flu and cold season, quiz him or her to be certain that your child’s
chart has been thoroughly reviewed.
- Because San Diego has become a cultural melting pot, children are exposed
to a wide variety of bacteria and viruses. You need to share information
with your physician if your child has been exposed to other children who
may not be vaccinated or may carry an unusual strain of bacteria not often
seen in this country.
Physicians usually respond well to statements like: “I don’t
know what it is, but I just know something is seriously wrong with my
child.” If a physician brushes off a statement like that, find a
new doctor. Most doctors revere the maternal and paternal instincts. They
realize parents know their children best and can communicate information
that children – especially young children – just can’t
verbalize and explain.
Looking for a San Diego child injury attorney? Call our legal team today
at (619) 739-4040!
We understand how distressing it can be for parents whose children have
been injured because of negligence. We are here to provide you with the
support you need in order to take swift and effective legal action. Our
goal is to help your child recover.
For the compassionate and dedicated legal guidance you need,
call our reputable law firm today.