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San Diego Child Injury Attorney
One of the most vulnerable groups in our population is children. When children are injured by the negligence of others, the entire family is affected and often devastated. If the injury is permanent and catastrophic, parents worry how to take care of the child. At Vaage Law, we have helped countless injured children and their families, who carry the burden of the child’s injuries. We understand the special needs of children, the specific types of experts required, and the overlooked emotional and financial costs to the family. We believe that the voices of 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 negligence of another individual or party, contact Vaage Law as soon as possible. Not only can we assist you with your child’s case, but we are connected with some of the most esteemed child injury experts in their respective fields. Let us help you.
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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. 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 if your child is sick:
- Bring a list of symptoms and questions with you.
- If you child is taking any medication, including over-the-counter cold remedies or fever-reducers, make sure to jot down the type of medication, the dose given and the time.
- If a substitute physician or physician’s assistant or nurse 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.
Questions to Ask Your Pediatrician
Before you leave the pediatrician’s office, make certain you understand exactly what ails your child.
Feel free to ask the following questions:
- 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, and allergic reactions to look for. Make sure the drug you pick up at the pharmacy matches what you’ve written down.
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 will respect maternal and paternal instincts. They realize parents know their children best and can communicate information that children – especially young children – just can’t verbalize or explain.
Looking for a San Diego child injury attorney? Call our legal team today at (619) 338-0505!
We understand how distressing it can be for parents whose children have been injured because of the negligence of another. 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 and obtain the best possible care.