For the most part, malpractice cases involving children are handled the same as
cases that involve adults. Discovery, standards, and expert testimony are not
substantially different; however, there are some differences that are important
to anyone who cares for children. The most fundamental of these is that juries
like children. The child may have been injured by the parents’ neglect and
refusal to follow the physician’s orders, but the jury gives the money to the
child. If the physician is concerned about liability secondary to parental
neglect, then the proper course of action is to contact child protection services.