You may be caught off guard by your child’s doctor’s medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose cancer may have allowed the cancer to progress to the point where chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery are the only options available to try to save your child’s life. How do you provide your child the support that he or she needs when you are frightened and overwhelmed yourself?

You Can Help Your Child After a Misdiagnosis of Cancer

While every child, and every family, is in a unique situation, you may consider:

  1. Encouraging your child’s “old” support system. The friends and family who supported your child before a cancer diagnosis can continue to be a valuable support system after the diagnosis.
  2. Keeping school as consistent as possible. Work with the teacher, guidance counselor and others to keep your child’s education and school attendance as safe and consistent as possible.
  3. Individual therapy. Your child may benefit from talking to a counselor or therapist one on one.
  4. Support groups and/or programs for kids with cancer. Your child may benefit from being around other kids in similar situations.
  5. Taking care of yourself. Do not feel guilty taking time for yourself. Your child needs your love, support and attention for the long haul.

Contact an Atlanta Cancer Malpractice Lawyer to Discuss Your Child’s Future

In addition to helping with your child’s emotional wellbeing, you may be able to help with your child’s financial wellbeing if your child was the victim of medical malpractice. Failure to diagnose cancer may be a type of medical malpractice for which your child can recover financial damages. To learn more about your child’s rights and what should’ve been done, please read our FREE book: Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Errors and please call an Atlanta medical malpractice attorney at 1.770.518.1133 today.

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