Many things can go wrong in pediatric care. See our page on meningitis for one of the most serious of these. Here are two more issues: misdiagnosis of the RSV infection, and infant bowel obstruction. If injury occurs, that could justify investigating a potential medical malpractice suit.
Misdiagnosis of RSV or Pneumonia
RSV is respiratory syncytial virus. It is fairly common in infants and is rarely life-threatening for a healthy child. However, newborns — especially premature babies and babies with immune disorders or breathing difficulties – can suffer serious harm or die if pneumonia, RSV or another serious condition is not diagnosed quickly.
Infant Bowel Obstruction
Bowel obstruction is a surgical emergency and one of the most common things that sends a newborn to the operating room. Quick treatment is crucial. The problem is that many early symptoms can look like ordinary upset stomach. Careful doctors understand this. They use a “rule out” diagnostic system – also called “differential diagnosis” – to make sure the baby isn’t suffering something that could cause a serious injury.
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