Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
Ref. # 51548
A Pennsylvania boy failed to grow at a normal rate during the first 15 months. His pediatrician informed the parents the child would outgrow the problem. The child developed difficulty in walking and straightening his legs. Testing by the pediatrician showed kidney deficiency. Hospital tests revealed chronic renal failure and posterior urethral valve. A transurethral resection and cystoscopy were performed. According to his attorney, the child will probably require kidney transplants and bladder reconstruction. A medQuest pediatrician opined there was a negligent delay in diagnosis. A medQuest pediatric nephrologist reported the attending pediatricians negligently failed to assess the child's abnormal growth. With timely diagnosis of the congenital abnormality, the child would not have developed rickets and his prognosis would have been greatly improved.