You trust your pediatrician to take good care of your child. But, what happens when your parental instinct kicks in and you think something is wrong that your pediatrician dismisses? How do you know when to push for additional testing or to seek a second opinion to avoid medical malpractice / failure to diagnose potentially harming your child?

Potential Signs of Pediatric Cancer

Pediatric cancers can be hard to diagnose. However, the American Cancer Society recommends that parents and physicians be aware of the following potential symptoms of pediatric cancer:

  • Lumps or swelling – particularly if they are unusual for your child
  • Paleness or loss of energy not explained by other causes
  • Bruising easily
  • Continual pain in one part of the body
  • Fever or illness not explained by other causes
  • Unexplained headaches, possibly accompanied by vomiting
  • Sudden vision changes or weight loss

Of course, many of these symptoms can be signs of different and less serious conditions. A bump may simply be a bump, for example. However, as a parent you want to make sure that your child’s doctor takes your concerns seriously and does the necessary testing to avoid the misdiagnosis of cancer.

Contact an Atlanta Cancer Malpractice Lawyer if Your Child Was the Victim of Medical Malpractice / Failure to Diagnose

You have so much to deal with when your baby is the one that was harmed by cancer malpractice. As you oversee your child’s medical care and continue to care for the emotional needs of your family, our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers want to help you. We want to get your child the recovery that he or she deserves. Please call us today to see if we may be of assistance to you. We can be reached at 1.770.518.1133.

Additionally, we invite you to read our FREE book: I Have Cancer, Should it Have Been Caught Earlier? to learn more about delayed diagnoses and your legal rights.