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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. mcabee-gary@cooperhealth.edu


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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