Epidemiology of malpractice lawsuits in paediatrics.

  title={Epidemiology of malpractice lawsuits in paediatrics.},
  author={Abolfazl Najaf-Zadeh and François Dubos and M R Aurel and Alain Martinot},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={97 11},
UNLABELLED A systematic review of malpractice lawsuits involving children identified six articles and 227 cumulative paediatric published cases. The prevalence of medical lawsuits resulting in payment to plaintiff was found to be 50% less frequent than that in adults. The most frequent and severe errors were among infants, including diagnostic errors of meningitis, gastroenteritis and pneumonia. The most implied unit was emergency department (58%). The patients and/or families were compensated… CONTINUE READING

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