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Paediatric mismanagement compensation claims

Unfortunately, hospitals are neither as safe nor as clean as we would all like them to be.

Surgical procedures are often very complicated, and treatments can be highly technical and complex.

Many treatments carry some level of risk, and most patients are warned of these risks before surgery.

However, sadly mistakes are made by many medical professionals, resulting in pain, heartache and frustration for victims and their families alike.

Paediatrics is the area of medicine which specialises in the treatment of illness in Children.

Children can have illnesses that are not necessarily found in adults, including:

  • Congenital and inherited diseases
  • Infectious childhood diseases

Paediatric mismanagement involves the mismanagement of an injury to a child. There can also be complex issues involving consent and legal responsibility that may not arise in adult medicine. Consequently, clinical negligence cases involving children can be diverse and complex.

Key contact

Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Hugh James medical negligence experience

Hugh James has a specialist team of medical negligence lawyers, also known as clinical negligence lawyers, who have considerable experience in assisting the parents of children who have suffered from pediatric mismanagement.

Over the years the medical negligence experts at Hugh James have successfully recovered damages for many patients and have become experts in this field of medical negligence.

Hugh James can assist you will all clinical negligence compensation claims relating to children, including:

  • misdiagnosis and delays in diagnosis
  • problems related to surgery
  • drug errors
  • medical errors relating to meningitis and sickle-cell disease
  • inappropriate or insufficient epilepsy care
  • birth injury
  • injury causing cerebral palsy
  • anaesthetic care

If your child has been harmed as a result of poor medical judgment you may be able to claim compensation for clinical negligence.

If you believe that you have a claim in relation to paediatric mismanagement, then please contact a member of our specialist team today for free advice and guidance.

We are able to assist you on a no win, no fee basis.

We treat every client with sensitivity and care, whilst aiming at the same time to deliver results.

If after talking to us, you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

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