If you or a member of your family has suffered as a result of medical negligence in Pretoria then it’s only right that you get the compensation you need and that you’re entitled to. We all hope, of course, that we and our loved ones receive high quality medical care that brings a good outcome, and this is normally what happens, but not always.
Unfortunately instances of medical negligence can be found in Pretoria and beyond, and the impact can be devastating both psychologically and financially. As experts in medical negligence in Pretoria, Paul du Plessis Attorneys are here to help whenever you need them.
Taking Legal Action For Birth Injuries
Our children are the most important people in our lives, so the last thing that we want to think of is that birth injuries can come about because of medical negligence. This does happen, however, and one of the most common birth injuries resulting from negligence is Retinopathy of Prematurity or ROP. This is a form of blindness that can affect premature babies. Because the potential hazards are well documented, hospitals have a duty of care to ensure that they do all they can to ensure that premature babies are free from ROP. This means monitoring the baby, and especially their oxygen levels, carefully, and it can also mean referring the baby to a specialist opthalmologist for regular check-ups. Failure to do this can have a life-long effect on a baby and their family, and that’s when legal redress should be sought.
What Can A Legal Claim For Medical Negligence In Pretoria Achieve?
A baby who has ROP, cerebral palsy, or a birth-related brain injury as a result of medical negligence will be affected for life. With the right help they may learn to overcome this disability, but that is just one cost that they and their family will be subject to.
As experts in this field, Paul du Plessis Attorneys can help affected families claim for the cost of any special equipment that may be needed, the cost of medical treatment needed because of the condition, and the cost of therapeutic treatments that can make a real difference to a child’s development. A claim can also be made to cover loss of future earnings or even for the hire of a driver. In short, it’s important that the child and family get all the help they need and are not left out of pocket, and our attorneys can help them achieve that.
Expert Help Waiting For You
Recovering from medical negligence in Pretoria can be a very traumatic experience, and even more so when it involves a preventable injury to a baby. The team at Paul du Plessis understand this, which is why we always treat clients with the utmost sympathy and understanding and why we act in complete confidence at all times. If you need help, you won’t be rushed, and the process will be explained to you fully and clearly. We may also be able to act on a no win-no fee basis. To find out more contact Paul du Plessis Attorneys in Pretoria.