Was your child exposed to an illness that another parent knew their child had, and almost lost their life because of it? Germs get spread around, but if your child was directly in contact with a child who was very ill, and the other parents didn't warn you about their child's condition, they could be liable for your child's medical struggles.
If your child ended up in the hospital and suffering with severe sickness because you didn't know to have them checked out right away after they were exposed to the other child who was sick, you need to contact a lawyer. Bring the following information with you for the consult.
Was your child diagnosed with the same condition as the other child after the exposure? Do you have medical documents that state your child's diagnosis, and show the treatments that they've had to endure? The diagnosis, medications, imaging scans, treatments and other information that helps prove your case of your child having the illness will be needed when you go to meet with an attorney. You may also want the doctor to create a statement that says your child would have to get it from exposure to someone else that had it.
Bills and Expenses
What type of bills and expenses have you encountered since your child has come down with this illness, besides the regular medical bills associated with caring for the child? Have you had to use time off work and lost income or wages, or have you had to treat the house and other members of the family? These are all bills and expenses the lawyer will want to use as leverage in your settlement.
Proof of the Other Child's Condition
Do you have proof that the other child was diagnosed with and has been getting treated for the life-threatening condition your child now has? Is there proof the parents were informed their child was a carrier or had it before they interacted with your child or put others at risk? Providing your lawyer with their information will be enough for your lawyer to get in touch with them about the situation.
The other parents have an obligation to tell you if their child has a serious medical condition that is highly contagious, and they are liable if they expose and infect other children knowingly and without a care. Get a lawyer to discuss the case in further detail. Contact someone like Jack W Hanemann, P.S. to get started.