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Malpractice Risk Not Higher for Pediatric vs Adult Orthopedics


Background: Malpractice and its legal implications are an inevitable fact of professional life. The surgeon needs to have some understanding of the landscape. The statute of limitations for pediatric practice extends 3 years beyond the age of adulthood (age 21 years). Pediatric orthopedic practice is often perceived to be more legally risky than adult orthopedic practice because of this longer statute of limitations. Objective: To explore the facts of pediatric orthopedic claims an more...
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