If your child is ever injured in a Boca Raton car accident, the hospital you choose may determine how quickly your child recovers, or if he recovers from his injuries. Why? Many hospitals do not have the resources or ability to treat young children. Nine out of ten hospitals lack adequate pediatric supplies, and one in three have no pediatrician on staff.
Children are not small adults. It only takes a small amount of blood loss to cause a child to go into shock. Because children often can't communicate how they feel, doctors who are used to treating adults often miss signs of serious injury and deterioration in children. In fact, a study conducted by Iowa Methodist Medical Center found that doctors at a community hospital overlooked 18 percent of trauma injuries in young children. A second study performed by Duke University and John Hopkins Medical Center found that the majority of hospitals that participated failed to properly stabilize injured children. In some cases, doctors were not able to identify life-threatening drops in blood sugar.
Only 250 of our nation's hospitals specialize in treating children. We are fortunate to have several choices in Florida. Before an emergency occurs, talk to your pediatrician about the best hospital for your child, especially if your child has special needs.
If your child is severely injured in a Boca Raton car crash and immediate care is necessary, get to the nearest hospital. You can request a transfer when your child is stable. If the injury is not life-threatening, request that emergency responders take your child to the hospital of your choice.
Boca Raton car accident injury lawyer David Glatthorn fights for Florida accident victims. If your child has been injured in a car crash, you have enough to worry about. Let David Glatthorn help. To discuss your child's accident claim, contact David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525. The initial consultation is free.