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Regular surgery, performed on adults, is usually done by standard surgeons. In contrast, pediatric surgery is typically performed by a medical specialist such as a surgeon with expertise in treating a specific health problem. The surgeon performs the necessary medical procedure to correct, repair, or treat a health issue.

What Is Pediatric Surgery?

Pediatric surgery is an area of medicine devoted to operating of children ranging from infants to teenagers. The sub-specialty involves diagnosing and treating illnesses and medical conditions that may be unique to or more present in children.

What Does a Pediatric Surgeon Do?

A pediatric surgeon is responsible for:

When Does a Child Need Pediatric Surgery?

A child typically needs surgery if:

Can Medical Negligence Occur During Pediatric Surgery?

Just as medical negligence can occur during an adult’s surgery, medical negligence can by committed by a surgeon during pediatric surgery. Medical negligence is the improper, negligent or unskilled treatment of a patient by a medical professional, such as a surgeon or medical specialist. It frequently serves as the foundation of a medical malpractice claim.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a personal injury claim where a patient or patient’s family member sues the surgeon because of the surgeon's negligence. The surgeon was supposed to employ a particular standard of care in the actions involving the patient. However, because of negligence, they provided substandard care.

What Types of Medical Malpractice Can Occur during Pediatric Surgery?

A pediatric surgeon may surgical errors during an operation, such as:

Can Only Surgeons Make Medical Errors during Pediatric Surgery?

No. Any medical professional connected to the surgery can be liable for mistakes, such as:

Do I Need a Lawyer Regarding Negligent Pediatric Surgery?

Yes. If your child was injured because of medical negligence involving pediatric surgery, contact a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer will help you negotiate a settlement with the defendant or litigate your case in court.

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Last Modified: 11-09-2015 11:37 AM PST

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