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Pediatrics. 2008 Dec;122(6):e1282-6. doi: 10.1542/peds.2008-1594.

Medical diagnoses commonly associated with pediatric malpractice lawsuits in the United States.

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  • 1Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, Children's Regional Hospital at Cooper University Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 3 Cooper Plaza, Suite 309, Camden, NJ 08103, USA.


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.

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