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Is it medical malpractice if a Medical doctor treats a patient, physical, take blood, take urine, examine and question a minor.

San Ramon, CA |

No consent from parents. Dr. knew this. Child was 5.

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  1. This is a duplicate post. A lawsuit would be fruitless.


  2. You do not provide enough information to provide a meaningful response. How did a child get to a doctor without an adult or a parent present? Was this done in an emergency room??--certainly a 5 year old does not walk into a doctor's office and a doctor decides to take blood and urine sample just for the fun of it?? In any event, unless there is some harm to the child, based only on what you write, I still would not see a viable claim.

    If you feel this is the "best" answer or is "helpful," please indicate. Since I am limited to the information you provide, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the answer. You should seek the advise of an attorney who can explore all aspects of your question. This communication does not form an attorney client relationship.


  3. This is a duplicate post. See the other responses.

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  4. No way on the facts you presented. Maybe other legal issues, but dubious.

    Just tell us what happened. What's the point of asking half a question for 1/8 an answer? If this is a criminal situation, DO NOT SAY ANYTHING MORE, GET A CRIMINAL LAWYER.

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