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 accident 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 our San Diego personal injury lawyer 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.

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