Medical diagnoses commonly associated with pediatric malpractice lawsuits in the united states

Gary N. McAbee, Steven M. Donn, Robert A. Mendelson, William M. McDonnell, Jose L. Gonzalez, Julie Kersten Ake

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Abstract

In this article we discuss the medical diagnoses underlying the most common lawsuits involving pediatricians in the United States. Where applicable, specific and general risk-management techniques are noted as a means of increasing patient safety and reducing the risk of medical malpractice exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1282-e1286
JournalPediatrics
Volume122
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Malpractice
  • Medical diagnoses
  • Pediatricians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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