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What Is the Most Common Form of Pediatric Malpractice?

If a pediatrician fails to execute treatment to a minor patient according to the generally accepted medical standards and practices, it is possible that pediatric malpractice has occurred.

As a result, it is possible for a child to experience significant injuries resulting in lifelong harm, or even death.

As a parent, you may wonder what the most common form of pediatric malpractice is so that you can do everything possible to keep your child safe. Chances are, you’ll only want to bring your child to the most competent physicians.

Read on to learn more about the most common form of pediatric malpractice.

Brain Injuries are the Most Common Form of Pediatric Malpractice

Across all minor age groups, brain injuries are, by far, the most common injury that adolescents sustain as a result of pediatric medical malpractice.

The following is a breakdown of the body parts that are most commonly injured due to pediatric malpractice, categorized by age group:

Chart: Most common pediatric malpractice injuries

As you can see from the graph above, brain injuries tend to be the most commonly experienced harm resulting in a pediatric medical malpractice lawsuit. However, the incidence of malpractice-related brain injuries displays a downward trend as children grow older.

If Your Child Has Been Hurt, We’re Here to Help

Even though most medical professionals are competent, pediatric malpractice is still possible from time to time. If your child has suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice, our team wants to help secure justice for your family.

Don’t delay—reach out to our team right away to learn how we can help.

Contact our experienced attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC today by calling (315) 544-3332 or by filling out our online contact form.