In the intricate intersection of medicine and law, few realms are as crucial and delicate as pediatric medico-legal issues. Children, as the most vulnerable members of our society, require a unique and vigilant approach when it comes to their medical care and legal rights.
Santa J. Bartholomew, MD, FAAP, FCCM has dedicated more than 35 years to the expert pediatric care of children and to the legal community in helping these children and parents understand what happened when things went wrong.
This pediatric medico-legal website aims to illuminate the multifaceted terrain where healthcare, ethics, and legal considerations converge in the context of pediatric medicine. From medical malpractice to child custody disputes and the protection of minors whether from child abuse, sexual abuse, or child custody battles we strive to bring sanity, clarity and compassion to the intricacies of this field and all participants, whether they be plaintiff or defendant. As pediatric medical experts, our goal is to unlock and clarify what happened, how it happened, why it happened, and identify any areas of wrongdoing or validate actions that were done correctly.
Join us on this journey as we explore the rights, responsibilities, and complexities that define the world of pediatric medico-legal matters.
As you peruse the contents of our pediatric Medico-Legal site, in addition to the many services we provide, you’ll also find:
Pediatric Articles: Covering standards of care for various pediatric illnesses and injuries, many of which may help you in determining if you may be looking at a possible pediatric medical malpractice case, sexual abuse of a child or child abuse.
Case Studies: Real-life case studies with corresponding pediatric articles that can help to shed light on possible medico-legal issues involving pediatric patients, child abuse or sexual abuse of a child. You’ll see insights into how these cases should be handled in accordance with accepted standards of care.
Medical Guidelines: In every article we write, we strive to detail the current standards of care that should be given to every child. These medical guidelines and best practices for pediatric care can be essential in legal proceedings.